The Prom (2020)

Directed by Ryan Murphy

Starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Kerry Washington

The story is about Emma a high school girl who just wants to go to prom with her girlfriend and to prevent it the school canceled the prom. When three unlucky broadway actors decide to polish their image by taking a cause they select helping Emma go to the prom.

I admit it was a hard film to see through because I don’t think it worked. The story is nice and maybe if it was told in another way it could have been better. I admit I am not a big musicals fan but I do enjoy some of them. There was a moment in the movie that I felt was an important scene between the lead character and her girlfriend and for me, the scene got ruined by going into an upbeat song that felt out of place for a scene like that. And that happened a lot. It has its touching moments where the characters reveal what they have gone through but the songs were just not good and for me, that took away my desire to see the movie. I saw it until the end but not because I wanted to.

Meryl Streep as always is brilliant in her role but not enough to save the film, and it’s the second film from Streep where I felt the same, she was great but the movie was not. I liked the acting when there were no musical numbers.

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