Omar Sharif looks in twice too, like visiting royalty (as Pauline Kael said, if I recall right). Barbra/Fanny berates him for not asking about their daughter, but we never see her with the child either. It has some almost good moments – like "How Lucky Can You Get" (the real Brice presumably never looked as stunning as Barbra in that backless Bob Mackie gown), but that reprise of "Dont Rain On My Parade" - "Lets Hear it for me" here - had me almost falling off the sofa in hysterics, especially when she takes off in that little yellow plane.
I have though relented about Barbra and have got her new cd/concert dvd put aside for the holidays. At least I saw the original FUNNY GIRL on stage in London in 1966 and from the front row, when I was a mere 20!