Renee Zellweger is Roxie Hart, a murderess who becomes front page news in 1920s Jazz Age Chicago. After shooting her no good lover full of lead, it's off to death row with her, where she encounters the queen bee warden (Queen Latifah) and star in-mate Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Managing to secure the services of suave lawyer Billy Flynnn (Richard Gere) and with the help of some media manipulation, Roxie hopes to escape her murder rap and kick start a career on the stage. But what happens after her fifteen minutes of infamy have passed her by? Chicago is an honourable, wholly enjoyable attempt at an old-style Hollywood musical.