This blog is dedicated to providing reviews for musical movies and these radically positive reviews are not extremely critical but they rather aim to provide a much-needed appreciation for these inspirational films that we are all secretly inspired by and give us a place to admire them and all the work that goes into them.
Description: Sister Act is an American comedy film. It follows Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg), a casino lounge singer, who pretends to be a nun named Sister Mary Clarence in a convent while in protective custody after witnessing a murder that she must testify against. She ends up taking over the direction of the church's choir and makes some changes. Director: Emile Ardolino Writers: Joseph Howard Music: Marc Shaiman Starring: Whoopi Goldberg (Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence)
Description: The Wizard of Oz is an American musical fantasy film. It is an adaption of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It follows Dorothy (Judy Garland). She is swept away to the land of Oz and tries to find her way home.
Description: Hairspray is an American musical film. It is based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) as she aspires to dance on a local television show during the early 60s in the face of segregation. It is set in Baltimore, Maryland. Director: Adam Shankman Screenplay: Leslie Dixon Music: Marc Shaiman Starring: Nikki Blonsky (Tracy Turnblad)
Description: Rags is an American musical comedy television film. It follows the story of Charlie Prince (Max Schneider) and Kadee Worth (Keke Palmer) in a gender switched version of the story of Cinderella. Director: Bille Woodruff Writers: Jason Fuchs Elizabeth Hackett Hilary Galanoy Music: Rodney Jerkins Andre Lindal Travis Sayles Starring: Max Schneider (Charlie Prince)
Description: Annie is an American musical film adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan) and based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" (Harold Gray). It follows Annie (Aileen Quinn) as she seeks to find her birth parents.
Description: Joyful Noise is an American musical-comedy film. It follows the story of G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) and Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) as they compete to be the new choir director of a small town Gospel choir and attempt to win the national "Joyful Noise" competition. Director: Todd Graff Screenplay: Todd Graff Music: Mervyn Warren Starring: Queen Latifah (Vi Rose Hill)
Description: Rent is an American musical drama film adapted from the Broadway musical Rent (Jonathan Larson) and is based on opera La bohème (Giacomo Puccini). It follows a group of Bohemians in the East Village of New York City. Director: Chris Columbus Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky Music: Jonathan Larson Rob Cavallo Doug McKean Jamie Muhoberac Tim Pierce Starring: Rosario Dawson (Mimi Marquez)