#57. Topsy-Turvy (1999)


Goldwyn Films

– Director: Mike Leigh

– Metascore: 90

– Runtime: 160 minutes

“Topsy-Turvy” is set in the late 1800s, and tells the story of how the musical theater-writing duo of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan nearly fell apart before the two made “The Mikado,” one of their most well-known comic operas. Variety critic Deborah Young called the film, “[A] beautifully crafted and lively romp around the 1880s stage world.”