Friday, December 2, 2022

A Hollywood Christmas: Movie Review





A Hollywood Christmas is another self-aware Christmas rom-com, gently poking fun at itself while paying homage to the tried-and-true formula. It opens with the movie-within-the-movie: a big city lawyer walks into a small-town girl’s struggling cupcake shop, he threatens to shut it down because he hates Christmas, and the girl teaches him the magic of Christmas and together they save her store and fall in love.   2022

Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo

Screenplay by: John Ducey

Starring: Jessika Van, Josh Swickard

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Your Christmas or Mine?: Movie Review





Too many rom-com tropes with unenjoyable characters.
A young couple Hayley and James are saying goodbye at the train station to go spend Christmas with their own families. Only they both make the same impulsive decision to get off their train, get on the other person’s train to spend Christmas together, but are now heading to each other’s families, apart. Your Christmas or Mine? is a holiday rom-com in a comedy-of-errors format.   2022

Directed by: Jim O'Hanlon

Screenplay by: Tom Parry

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Cora Kirk

Saturday, November 26, 2022

A Tale of Two Christmases: Movie Review



Limited comedy, overplayed romance and an uneven main character.

Two Christmas romances are not necessarily better than one, especially when the film wants to be this unsubtle about which one is the right one. A Tale of Two Christmases features Emma an architect in Chicago and when she over-sleeps her alarm and runs into a Santa Claus-type person in the airport, her life splits into two directions: one if she makes her flight home to Vermont for Christmas Eve, the other where she spends Christmas Eve in Chicago.   2022

Directed by: Jason Bourque

Screenplay by: Cylin Busby, Nanci Katz

Starring: Katherine Barrell, Chandler Massey, Evan Roderick, and Keith MacKechnie

Friday, November 25, 2022

Merry Kiss Cam: Movie Review





Hockey and love and comedy in an indie rom-com.
Shot and set in Duluth, Minnesota, Merry Kiss Cam is a hockey movie for rom-cam fans, or maybe it’s the other way around and is a rom-com for hockey fans. Either way it’s the perfect coupling of comedy and romance in a college hockey town setting. The team in question is the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, a real team, but don’t worry you don’t need to know anything about them, just that they lose a lot.   2022

Directed by: Lisa France

Screenplay by: Maya Boudreau, Evan D. Watkins

Starring: Katie Lowes, Jesse Bradford

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Holiday Harmony: Movie Review



Uplifting and sweet tale of music and romance.

Holiday Harmony is an uplifting and sweet tale of music and romance, and in equal measure. Gail (Annelise Cepero) is an aspiring musician who lives out of her van and plays music in dive bars and on Instagram to all her friends in her phone. A real-life friend helps her apply for iHeart Radio’s Christmas show for her big break on national TV; however, on her way to LA she runs into van trouble in Harmony Springs, Oklahoma.   2022

Directed by: Shaun Piccinnino

Screenplay by: Lauren Swickard, Christopher James Harvill

Starring: Annelise Cepero, Jeremy Sumpter

The Noel Diary: Movie Review





A Christmas romance in sullen drama form about death, grief, and forgiveness.
The Noel Diary features Justin Hartley as Jake Turner, a famous and successful author returning to his childhood home after his mother passed away; and Barrett Doss as Rachel, a woman on search for the identity of her birth mother. It’s a subdued drama about two strangers connecting with one another as they deal with past traumas. Which then of course turns into a romance.   2022

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Screenplay by: Charles Shyer & Rebecca Connor,
and David Golden
Based on the novel by Richard Paul Evans

Starring: Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Christmas on Mistletoe Farm: Movie Review





For the love of animals only.
A widowed father, Matt Cunningham (Scott Garnham), who has a full-time job and five young kids to take care of, then inherits a farm from his estranged father and decides to juggle his job plus raising his kids plus running a farm, and needless to say it doesn’t go smoothly. Mistletoe grows on Mistletoe Farm but the farm is a regular farm with animals, and eggs for sale, and minimal other revenue sources.   2022

Directed by: Debbie Isitt

Screenplay by: Debbie Isitt

Starring: Scott Garnham, Scott Paige

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Inventing the Christmas Prince: Movie Review



Wrong in almost every possibly way.

Inventing the Christmas Prince is definitely on the children’s movie end of the Hallmark spectrum, but the comedy isn’t cute, more nonexistent, and the romance is inappropriate. This is very poorly written with uneven acting and messages that make no sense. Considering Hallmark’s other choices are better, this should be a last resort.   2022

Directed by: Paul Ziller

Screenplay by: Kim Beyer-Johnson

Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ronnie Rowe

Saturday, November 19, 2022

She Said: Movie Review




In 2017 when the story of Harvey Weinstein broke and #MeToo flooded headlines, I think we all knew that the Hollywood dramatization would soon becoming. It’s finally here. She Said recounts the story of the two New York Times journalists Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) investigating the decades of abuse by Weinstein and finally getting the ground-breaking article published.   2022

Directed by: Maria Schrader

Screenplay by: Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Based on the story by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan

Friday, November 18, 2022

Sugar: Movie Review





A story of stupid criminals on a cruise ship.
Sugar is based on the true story of two Canadian Instagram models/influencers who find themselves as mules in the middle of a cocaine smuggling ring. There’s the obvious potential for a movie right there, and it’s not so much that the movie fails, but that it doesn’t understand its two main protagonists. These are not innocent girls who got caught up in drug smuggling. These are the two most materialistic morons on the planet and they’re not more complicated than that.   2022

Directed by: Vic Sarin

Screenplay by: Ben Johnstone, Annelies Kavan, Vic Sarin

Starring: Katherine McNamara, Jasmine Sky Sarin

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The People We Hate at the Wedding: Movie Review





Funny chaos leads to a more typical family dramedy.
The People We Hate at the Wedding are the embarrassing uncouth Americans at an upscale posh British wedding, and one thing that the film does well (at least at the beginning) is play with sympathies for protagonists vs antagonists. As an audience we’re programmed to hate the rich snobs and feel sorry for the messy people who just can’t help but make mistakes in their life, and there were a few times this film makes you question that.   2022

Directed by: Claire Scanlon

Screenplay by: Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, Wendy Molyneux
Based on the book by Grant Ginder

Starring: Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Allison Janney, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Christmas with You: Movie Review





Familiar Christmas rom-com with Latin flair.
Christmas with You is another Netflix Christmas romance but this time with a Latin flair. All of the main characters and actors are Latino-American and the story is centered around a girl’s quinceañera, but otherwise it’s a movie you’ve seen before and in typical Netflix fashion, very exaggerated. Angelina (Aimee Garcia) is a pop star, and supposedly one of the most famous pop stars on the planet.   2022

Directed by: Gabriela Tagliavini

Screenplay by: Paco Farias, Jennifer C. Stetson,
and German Michael Torres

Starring: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Stay the Night: Movie Review




Stay the Night stars Andrea Bang and Joe Scarpellino as two lonely people facing rejection in their professional life and turning to strangers for a night out in their personal life. Like many romances that have come before it (notably Before Sunrise) this is just about two people meeting and getting to know each other over the course of one night. A cool winter night in downtown Toronto.   2022

Directed by: Renuka Jeyapalan

Screenplay by: Renuka Jeyapalan

Starring: Andrea Bang, Joe Scarpellino

Saturday, November 12, 2022

In Merry Measure: Movie Review



Nice music and a whole lot of sweetness.

This is my second Hallmark Christmas romance of the season and it’s not a bad decision. The first half of In Merry Measure carries the movie with some nice singing, and a very enjoyable – almost relatable – relationship forming. It’s sweet and then just gets sickeningly sweet, so be ready for a sugar rush, since the movie never dials it back.   2022

Directed by: Paula Elle

Screenplay by: Russell Hainline

Starring: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny

Ask Me to Dance: Movie Review



A lot of questionable decisions in an unfunny rom-com.

Jack and Jill, two strangers, separately meet a crazy old lady who tells them that they’re going to find the love of their life by New Year’s Eve. Ask Me to Dance is a movie I wanted to like a lot more than I actually did. But here’s the thing, Jack and Jill, two grown adults, supposedly sane adults, both take this crazy old lady seriously, like dead seriously. Suddenly they’re both signing up for every dating service out there, and more than half of the movie is two people going on really bad dates.   2022

Directed by: Tom Malloy

Screenplay by: Tom Malloy

Starring: Tom Malloy, Briana Evigan

Friday, November 11, 2022

Dive (AKA: La Caida): Movie Review





Captivating, compelling and important.
Mariel (Karla Souza) is an Olympic diver. She won the bronze medal when she was 15 and now almost a decade and a half later, she’s trying to get back there for her last chance at gold. Injuries and self-sabotage have plagued her career previously, but now the rest of the world might come crashing down with her. Dive starts with a very minimalistic feel but builds to a compelling and important story.   2022

Directed by: Lucia Puenzo

Screenplay by: Monica Herrera, Samara Ibrahim

Starring: Karla Souza

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Falling for Christmas: Movie Review





Light on laughs and romance, but it is sweet and charming.
Falling for Christmas is Netflix’s first Christmas movie of the season, and it’s also their first entry into the Lindsay Lohan renaissance (with the romantic comedy Irish Wish expected in 2023). It starts as an immature comedy about a spoiled brat acting like a spoiled brat, but the charm eventually wins over as it becomes a sweet comedy about a girl who doesn’t know who she is.   2022

Directed by: Janeen Damian

Screenplay by: Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Lights, Camera, Christmas!: Movie Review



A self-aware delight of a Hallmark Christmas romance.

Lights, Camera, Christmas! is a self-aware Hallmark Christmas movie, and is exactly what the genre needs. A Christmas romance that takes place on the set of a Hallmark-style Christmas romance movie featuring one lead character who hates the genre and her co-lead who makes a living off them and loves it. It has all the necessary ingredients to succeed, and it does.   2022

Directed by: David Weaver

Screenplay by: Gary Goldstein

Starring: Kimberley Sustad, John Brotherton

Friday, November 4, 2022

Deborah: Movie Review





Today’s politics in a blender accelerated by a technological glitch.
Deborah is an AI or a virtual assistant, not unlike Amazon’s Alexa, who decides to wreak havoc on a dinner party because society is just too dumb. Ada (Deborah Ann Woll) and Albert (Kevin Bigley) are hosting their childhood friends for a weekend get-together. Albert’s the tech genius who created Deborah; she – or rather IT – composes songs, recites feminist literature and can find sales on ED medicine. She can even pause or rewind time.   2022

Directed by: Noga Pnueli

Screenplay by: Noga Pnueli

Starring: Sophia Bush, Deborah Ann Woll, Scott Michael Foster and Kevin Bigley

The Minute You Wake Up Dead: Movie Review





A potentially interesting thriller that takes silly turns instead.
Russ (Cole Hauser) has returned to his small hometown. A stockbroker who made it big in the city has started a finance practice in town. His recent tip however went south and lost a lot of money for a lot of people, including himself. And then he starts receiving a mysterious anonymous phone call with the simple question, “Where will you be the minute you wake up dead?”. And then his girlfriend’s father is shot dead.   2022

Directed by: Michael Mailer

Screenplay by: Timothy Holland, Michael Mailer

Starring: Jaime Alexander, Cole Hauser,
Morgan Freeman, Darren Mann

Friday, October 28, 2022

A Chance Encounter: Movie Review





Stay and soak in the beauty of love in Sicily.
A Chance Encounter is an unexpected gem of a romantic dramedy. A film that shines because of its earnestness. And yes, I did have to use that word; Hal likes making references to Oscar Wilde, and the film knows its writers. A sweet story of a musician and a poet that so easily balances the romance and the humour with the reality of grief and fear because it doesn’t need to spell everything out to the audience   2022

Directed by: Alexander Jeffery

Screenplay by: Alexander Jeffery

Starring: Paul Petersen, Andrea von Kampen

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Falling World: Movie Review



Empty characters in a beautiful country estate.

The Falling World is a very deliberately-paced drama where almost nothing happens. Nothing happens for the first hour, and then for the final 10 minutes, past secrets are finally revealed and characters make off like a bandit. It’s a world that is filled with insane and boring characters (two descriptions that rarely go together, but here they do) and there is just zero empathy for any of them.   2022

Directed by: Jaclyn Bethany

Screenplay by: Jaclyn Bethany

Starring: Ayumi Patterson, Isabelle Chester

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Someone Borrowed: Movie Review





A rom-com that mostly dabbles in nonsense.
Luiz (Caio Castro) is happily single. Going from girl to girl before any of them get too clingy. And then his mother falls ill and has one dying wish for Luiz: he gets married, or else she’ll cut him out of her will. Someone Borrowed is a Brazilian rom-com with a plot similar to the American Holidate, but even less grounded. Luiz quickly abandons the idea of actually falling in love, and decides to hire an actress to play his fiancée.   2022

Directed by: Cris D'Amato

Screenplay by: Luanna Guimaraes

Starring: Caio Castro, Thati Lopes

Monday, October 10, 2022

Who Killed Cooper Dunn?: Movie Review





A boys will be boys weekend camping trip where one of them winds up dead before the first dawn. Who Killed Cooper Dunn? is an indie drama/mystery/thriller, forcing the boys to question each other but things tend to go off the rails before we get any answers. It’s an interesting premise and a setting which suits the budget and genre, making it an interesting watch if not a fully satisfying one.   2022

Directed by: Nino Aldi

Screenplay by: Joseph Rein, Nino Aldi

Starring: Tyler Ritter, Paul Elia, Nino Aldi,
Travis Quentin Young, and Eric Michael Roy

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Visitor: Movie Review





A compelling premise and a creepy atmosphere and a really stupid ending.
The Visitor is Robert (Finn Jones) new to his wife, Maia’s (Jessica McNamee), hometown. After her father dies, Maia and Robert move from London to her childhood home in Briar Glen, a creepy small town in New England. The Visitor is also the name given to a series of portraits of a man who looks exactly like Robert.   2022

Directed by: Justin P. Lange

Screenplay by: Simon Boyes, Adam Mason

Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica McNamee

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Jumping from High Places: Movie Review





Charming and relatable but also bland and minimal.
The Italian title Per Lanciarsi Dalle Stelle translates roughly as To Launch from the Stars. The English title Jumping from High Places is a bit more descriptive, but neither titles are to be taken literally. They’re just about getting the idea across of getting over fear and anxiety to be able to live up to one’s true potential. It’s an Italian romantic drama with very little happening.   2022

Directed by: Andrea Jublin

Screenplay by: Alice Urciuolo

Starring: Federica Torchetti

Friday, September 30, 2022

Plan A Plan B: Movie Review





Not fresh or original or funny.
Plan A Plan B is an opposites attract Bollywood romantic comedy. Nirali (Tamannaah Bhatia) is a single matchmaker; she has a degree in psychology and has followed into her mother’s footsteps who ran a matchmaking business and got new office space for Nirali. The office space is shared with a family lawyer, Kosty (Riteish Deshmukh), who specializes in divorce.   2022

Directed by: Shashanka Ghosh

Screenplay by: Rajat Arora

Starring: Tamannaah Bhatia, Riteish Deshmukh

Thursday, September 29, 2022

My Best Friend's Exorcism: Movie Review





Combines an 80s aesthetic with religious themes and comedy-horror vibes.
A surprising number of teen movies with a take-off of Heathers have been released in recent weeks. Netflix’s Do Revenge is a lighter comedic more Mean Girls than Heathers spin, CreatorPlus’s Jane is a darker straight drama-thriller version, and now Amazon’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism goes for a pure comedy-horror take. Set in 1988, the same year Heathers was released, its influence on the characters is clear with a number of borrowed lines.   2022

Directed by: Damon Thomas

Screenplay by: Jenna Lamia
Based on the novel by Grady Hendrix

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller

Saturday, September 17, 2022

I Used to Be Famous: Movie Review





Lovely and tender with some nice music.
Vinnie D (Ed Skrein) was a member of a boy band 20 years ago, but now spends his time busking along sidewalks and in city parks around Peckham, London. Life has not been easy for him since the time in rock stardom. I Used to Be Famous is a surprisingly tender tale of music in unexpected places; however, with sadness and despair constantly percolating through the air it can be a difficult watch.   2022

Directed by: Eddie Sternberg

Screenplay by: Eddie Sternberg

Starring: Ed Skrein, Eoien Macken

Friday, September 16, 2022

Do Revenge: Movie Review





A glossy and shiny version of a dark comedy.
One of the first interesting things about Netflix’s Do Revenge is that there are no heroines or antagonists; they are all a bunch of rich, spoiled pretty people who will screw each other over if it will improve their status or give them a leg up to get into an Ivy League school. Usually that’s a recipe for disaster with so many unlikable characters but Drea (Camilla Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) both walk that line between hero and villain very well.   2022

Directed by: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Screenplay by: Celeste Ballard, and
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Starring: Camilla Mendes, Maya Hawke

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jane: Movie Review





Dark and chilling thriller.
Jane opens with Jane (Chloe Yu) committing suicide (don't worry, not a spoiler). Back at school, Principal Rhodes (Melissa Leo) is offering nice-sounding but meaningless platitudes about making other choices. None of the girls are listening. This is a private, all-girls school which rich families use as a jumping board for getting into Ivy League universities.   2022

Directed by: Sabrina Jaglom

Screenplay by: Sabrina Jaglom

Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Chloe Bailey

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Susie Searches: Movie Review



A darkly comedic, unsettling delight.

Susie (Kiersey Clemons) is an unpopular, socially awkward college student who grew up on detective novels, now takes care of her mother suffering from MS and runs a true crime podcast taking on the recent case of the missing student she goes to school with. Viewers beware of anybody who gives away more than that as there are sure to be spoilers abound.   2022

Directed by: Sophie Kargman

Screenplay by: William Day Frank, Sophie Kargman

Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Alex Wolff

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Movie Review



A sweet tale of growing up gay in Texas.

With a title sure to catch people’s eyes, filmmaker Aitch Alberto says that truly knowing the secrets of the universe is “understanding that love comes in many different forms and in unexpected places.” And indeed, this is a movie for people who have felt out of place in their surroundings, trying to understand who they are and how they’re different. It’s a queer coming-of-age drama celebrating those differences.   2022

Directed by: Aitch Alberto

Screenplay by: Aitch Alberto

Starring: Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Class: Movie Review





A little heavy-handed, but with genuine emotion and a few shining stars.
The Class is a remake of The Breakfast Club, a 1980s classic which I watched as a teenager and I was looking forward to a modern re-telling of a group of six high-schoolers who are all different but learn how their differences can help one another and open up to new friendships. It sounds a bit hokey written out like that, and yes, it definitely is at times, this one arguably more so than the original.   2022

Directed by: Nicholas Celozzi

Screenplay by: Nicholas Celozzi

Starring: Debbie Gibson, Anthony Michael Hall, Chalie Gillespie and Lyric Ross

Friday, September 9, 2022

No Limit: Movie Review





A beautifully produced tale of love and tragedy in the world of freediving.
A based on a true story romantic drama that goes much darker than expected. No Limit is about Roxana (Camille Rowe) a new-comer to the sport of freediving as she falls in love with champion Pascal (Sofiane Zermani). It starts exactly as expected; a movie that combines the beauty of ocean diving with sex. A simple description which fits the movie – both the beginning and the end – surprisingly well.   2022

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Screenplay by: David M. Rosenthal

Starring: Camille Rowe, Sofiane Zermani, and César Domboy

Friday, September 2, 2022

All Eyes: Movie Review



Comedic thriller and monster movie that goes for the insane.

When it starts with a crazy hook, and gives an insane premise, I should not be surprised when it leads to an insane movie, and yet here we are. All Eyes is a comedic thriller turned monster movie; fun at times and crazy all of the time, but sure to be memorable which is a feat on its own. It’s a story of a podcaster who goes in search of a crazy story and finds one.   2022

Directed by: Todd Greenlee

Screenplay by: Alex Greenlee

Starring: Jasper Hammer, Ben Hall

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Root Letter: Movie Review



Dark and interesting mystery thriller.

Root Letter has a really interesting premise, but not fleshed out as well as it could be. A story of two teenagers with a lot more in common than first assumed brought together by a class assignment. English teachers around the country have assigned pen pals to encourage writing. Most students wouldn’t take this seriously and the teachers don’t expect them to, but this movie only needs two students to care.   2022

Directed by: Sonja O'Hara

Screenplay by: David Ebeltoft

Starring: Danny Ramirez, Keana Marie

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Dinner Party: Movie Review



A powerful and cathartic watch.

As all good indies do to take advantage of a minimal budget, Dinner Party occurs in just one location. A group of adults, all high school friends and their new significant others, have gotten back together for a dinner party. On the radio and TV, pundits are discussing a polarizing sexual assault case that has swept the nation. Little do they know, the friends are about to find themselves in their own sexual assault case played out at the dinner table.   2021

Directed by: Chris Naoki Lee

Screenplay by: Chris Naoki Lee, Daniel Webster

Starring: Chris Naoki Lee, Kara Wang, Daniel Webster, Imani Hakim and Charles Hittinger

Friday, August 19, 2022

The Mulligan: Movie Review



Religious wholesomeness for a simple story of redemption.

The Mulligan is a redemption drama. The story of an asshole businessman who has neglected his wife and son all in the pursuit of money and can’t handle it when his amateur golf game sucks. There’s a pervasive religious theme that eventually reveals the movie to be a religious moral about how finding god will make you a better person. Viewers be ware that it definitely gets preachy at times.   2022

Directed by: Michael O. Sajbel

Screenplay by: Randall Eldridge, Rick Eldridge, Roland Eldridge

Starring: Eric Close, Pat Boone

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Beat: Movie Review



Stressful, depressing and disorienting.

Beat is an Australian drama about music, life and death. It’s a stressful and depressing watch for a movie that continually chooses negativity and abuse instead of hopefulness. One might think that a movie that opens with a homeless man getting abused on the street for trying to play music and a young woman on death’s door needing a heart transplant would get better with life improving for these characters, but that’s not the case.   2022

Directed by: Jye Currie

Screenplay by: Jye Currie

Starring: Alexandra Jensen, Rachael Carpani, Sebastian Szeszeran, and Alexis Lane

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Royalteen: Movie Review





An interesting mix of past mistakes, bad decisions and the Crown Prince of Norway.
Netflix’s original, the Norwegian Royalteen, quickly separates itself from that poster and the title. What might seem like a silly romance of a teen girl falling in love with royalty, is actually a very dramatic tale of a teenage girl who made mistakes and is trying to start her life over. Lena (Ines Hoysaeter Assersson) is new to Olso after running away from a life lived in excess.   2022

Directed by: Per-Olav Sorensen, Emilie Beck

Screenplay by: Ester Schartum-Hansen

Starring: Ines Hoysaeter Assersson, Mathias Storhoi

Look Both Ways: Movie Review





A split life rom-com that’s cute and nice and a little bland.
It has been 24 years since Sliding Doors and it’s about time for another split life rom-com. Life can take two different directions for Natalie (Lili Reinhart) in Look Both Ways as she takes a pregnancy test on the night of her college graduation. In one, she’s pregnant and her and would-be dad Gabe are moving back home to live with her parents in Austin; in the other, she’s not pregnant and moving to LA with her best friend Cara.   2022

Directed by: Wanuri Kahiu

Screenplay by: April Prosser

Starring: Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez,
David Corenswet, and Aisha Dee

Friday, August 12, 2022

13: The Musical: Movie Review





Singing and middle school drama.
It’s fair to say that Netflix is still looking for its answer to Disney’s High School Musical; something young, fun and that people will come back to for a sing-along time and time again. 13: The Musical is the middle school version with a whole cast full of kids who are really great singers. It does however fall short on the fun part and I don’t think people will be coming back for more very often.   2022

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Screenplay by: Robert Horn
Musical by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish

Starring: Eli Golden, Debra Messing