EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE.
When some of Broadway’s biggest stars (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman) hear of a high-school girl (Jo Ellen Pellman) in Indiana who can’t take her girlfriend to the prom, they see a PR opportunity. An adaptation of the Broadway musical for the Grease and Mamma Mia crowd; boisterous, funny and slick with a relevant message about inclusion. The three leads are having fun with their liberal caricatures fighting rural homophobia and are a big reason to see the movie. Unnecessarily bloated and the song score is a tad anonymous, but still engaging.
2020-U.S. 130 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ryan Murphy. Screenplay, Book: Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin. Songs: Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar (”It’s Time to Dance”). Cast: Meryl Streep (Dee Dee Allen), James Corden (Barry Glickman), Jo Ellen Pellman (Emma Nolan), Nicole Kidman (Angie Dickinson), Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells… Kerry Washington, Mary Kay Place, Tracey Ullman.
Trivia: Co-produced by Murphy.