The Prom (2020)
IMDb rating: 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63%
Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman team up again for the first time since Big Little Lies Season 2, and along with James Corden, Andrew Rannells and Keegan-Michael Key, they play a troupe of Broadway stars whose careers have seen better days. When they discover that a high school senior in a small town in Indiana is fighting for her right to take her girlfriend with her to the prom, they decide to pull into town to rally behind her.
The Prom is as glitzy and glamorous as any Ryan Murphy production you’ve seen before, and will especially appeal to fans of Glee and all forms of musical theatre, with its fiery songs and the contagious cheer in its dance breaks. It’s not quite as quirky or satirical as Pitch Perfect, but the tunes are just as catchy.
Critics have been divided about the merits of the movie, but at the end of 2020, we don’t think there’s any harm in indulging in flights of fancy such as this. We’re with The Independent: UK, who says, “Welcome to the glitzy, winsome, wonderfully ridiculous world of Ryan Murphy’s The Prom.”
CNN.com describes The Prom as “A valentine to theater coupled with an overt message about LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion. All of that comes wrapped in a big neon bow, a joyous holiday gift for fans of musical theater, made by people who love the medium every bit as much as they do.”
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