Runtime: 124 minutes
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone
I actually didn’t know this was a musical when it started so that was a bit of a surprise. A nice one though because I love musicals, too bad they’ve not made a comeback.
Note: This film is available on Now TV at the time of this review
This is based off a musical. I’m going to venture a guess that it’s better as a musical. BUT! This is still an enjoyable, whimsical film. It’s the kind of film you watch as a group where you’ll get up singing and dancing like lunatics.
Most of the film is fun and enjoyable, except for the last half an hour which derailed into a too quick conclusion which at the same time felt so, so long. I felt as if the story was never going to end. (I know, I’m contradictory.)
There were also a few loose ends in the plot that were never answered. Just…the entire conclusion was weird and leave it at that. OK?!
I like CLOSURE, OK?! Ambiguous endings are not my thing. I want an ending nice shiny wrapping with a bow on it. Even if it’s a sad ending.
I enjoyed most of the actors in it except, shockingly (because I love him), Johnny Depp. I just found him kind of flat and his part in the movie abrupt.
I loved Lilla Crawford. I enjoyed her character, thought she was sassy and I liked her singing, (if it was her singing). Either way, whoever sang, I liked it.
It’s an enjoyable film. Best enjoyed by young girls or with a group friends/family.
To sum up, Last half an hour DRAGGED, Fun and light heated, Some giggles, Good singing, Bad singing
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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