I went to see this summer's movie (remake) musical last evening. Here's my short review:

My favorite new movie musical!

Here's a little more:

  • The music in this film (and the film itself) is uplifting, moving, catchy and fun. I want the soundtrack!
  • I loved all the characters (well, the one's I was supposed to hate I still loved because they were such great characters.) I do have some favorites, however
  • Elijah Kelley (Seaweed) has a voice and a presence that could silence a football stadium
  • Nikki Blonski (Tracy Turnblad) sings and acts like a seasoned professional. I still hear her voice ringing in my ears.
  • Queen Latifah (Motormouth Maybelle) is going to go down in history as one of our greatest singers and movie stars.
  • Hey! Amanda Bynes (Penny Pingleton) and Zac Efron (Link Larkin) really can act!
  • Favorite quote: (from Maybelle to Penny and Seaweed) "You two better brace yourselves for a whole lotta ugly comin' at you from a neverending parade of stupid."
  • I recognized Ricki Lake's cameo -- but I didn't recognize who the other cameo performers were.
I'm definitely getting the DVD of this one when it comes out.


Megomark said...

I totally agree with you that it was a great movie! I have seen the first one with Ricki Lake when I was little. I almost wanted to dance in the aisles, but I refained from doing so. :-)

Kirk said...

You can dance in your living room (like Tracy) when you get the DVD!