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.