2020 . Comedy, Music, Romance . 2h 12m
After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.
Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key
Bob Martin (screenplay by), Chad Beguelin (screenplay by), Chad Beguelin (musical book), Bob Martin (musical book), Matthew Sklar (musical book), Jack Viertel (based on an original concept by)
02 Dec 2020
2 weeks ago
An important message delivered with humor and nice music
1 month ago
Voices great. Most of the music, great. Music production is good. Some of the songs loved especially. Voices and songs, especially the main two girls - very good. Especially Jo Ellen Pellman (Emma) 👏🏼 There were parts I really loved and parts I waited through 😴 I actually wasn't very fond of the scenes with the big names (Corden, Streep, Kidman etc). Enjoyed much more so the high school setting scenes and style. I didn't actually need the big name actors at all. The film felt like it wanted to be too many things at once to target a bigger audience and didn't have its own thing. It had the big show stopper / 'Smash' style scenes and then contrasting with the high school 'Glee' cheese feel. Like confused of its identity/personality.. or trying to attract the older and younger gen, and the musical and glee enthusiasts 🤷🏽♀️ 💃🏽 James Corden - shame on casting, just was not his character, voice great but just not his role.. A VERY stereotypical musical gay role: I actually would LOVE to see more gay roles where a girl is still 'girly' and a guy is 'manly' and they don't have to conform to the expectations LGBTQ+ can tend to (knowingly or not) force upon. There are many films where someone comes into acceptance of their sexuality, then they slowly transform into this stereotype. Not to say against someone who genuinely fits that box and is coming to themselves (there are many boxes I naturally fit) but for the others.. who like pink and dresses and girls.. or likes bodybuilding and boys.. etc etc. I know of people feeling they have to be or become that stereotype because they are queer.. Stereotypes are covered enough; would love films to normalise the other. ⭐ So, sadly Corden didn't convincingly play the gay role. I'm not against straight people playing gay - acting is actually playing something you're not. Obviously great to give roles to people who are queer and understand the situation, but not against Corden for that reason.. he just didn't act it well. Soz Cords ♡ (way preferred your UK (less fake) roles like 'The Wrong Mans') Main girl characters not super believable as a couple chemistry wise. Superficially worked but would've loved to see more subtle chemistry moments. _____ Unfortunately to be expected, but the song about the Bible wasn't accurate. Agree totally about not cherry picking the Bible and Loving Thy Neighbour 👌🏼 But you won't go to hell for doing those things, cut off your hand or have your mother killed 😑. A lot of Bible verses are misunderstood without knowing context, culture, and writing style (poetry, allegory, laws, history). Jesus didn't come to abolish the law but fulfill it - aka love your neighbour doesn't contrast the rest of the Bible. Eg. The tattoo verse written to that specific people at that specific time was referencing the pagan religious ritual. Not to say other verses should be ignored but you need context, knowledge and understanding. 📖 Hyperbolic language of cutting off your hand if it causes you to sin is like saying; if you struggle with this then don't go near it. If you struggle with alcoholism, don't go hang out in bars and pubs... not literally cutting off hands. Stay away and potentially even be willing to sacrifice something close to you for sake of greater (spiritual) health. I could do each separately but hopefully you get the point here. _____ Classic totally unrealistic instant mindset shift from the mum in front of everyone stood around. 🤔 Could have done it differently to still support but with original personality traits showing but moving in right direction. And the mum is super glad seeing her daughter kiss another girl when that morning she was totally anti-gay? Nah. Unlikely it'll go that way but hey, it's a feel-good netflix movie musical. Personally wish the song Emma played on guitar for the video was sung a little less musical theatre (at least to start with). Or started that way and progressed back. Since she's actually playing a song - could encorporate nicely, also the song style/writing didn't suit that voice type. That scene was also very 'Dear Evan Hansen' 'You Will be Found' -esque. _____ Ps. Saw the tolerant word used in the film and just throwing this out into existence / this space. Though I doubt anyone will actually read this honking vent of my thoughts 😄 Tolerant definition: showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with. Tolerance isn't to agree with everything and have same opinion but to be willing to allow the existence of other opinions or beliefs. ____ So The Prom.... I watched it all. Didn't like some parts, liked others. Hard to rate as some it's such a mix of emotions. Liked high school students and would have preferred focus on them instead. If I could (Editors style) crop the film I could watch it again. But instead I'll probably just rewatch the clips with songs I liked by the two main girls.
1 month ago
Through fiery songs and dance breaks, The Prom’s bonanza of glitz, glitter, and jazz hands might be enough to whisk audiences away.
1 month ago
The most political correct thing I have ever seen.