Friday, February 2, 2018

Oscar Project 2018: The Greatest Showman

Movie: The Greatest Showman

This wasn't a great or even very good movie by any means, but if you're the kind of person who enjoys traditional singing-and-dancing musicals, as I am, it's thoroughly entertaining. I'm always a sucker for stories about people determined to create their own worlds with mixed triumphal and tragic results, and I'm more receptive to heartwarming messages in family musicals than dramas. Singing-and-dancing Hugh Jackman is my favorite Hugh Jackman, and I hope the literal handoff in this movie means that Zac Efron will ditch the dumb comedies and embrace his true calling.

Availability: A few weeks ago this seemed like it was on its way out of theaters, but it's hanging in for now, so you still have time to find it.

Nominated In:
Music (Original Song): Sure! I'm not sure "This Is Me" is actually my favorite song from the movie - that's probably "The Other Side" - but in general the songs were nice traditional musical numbers and I want more of that in movies.

Catch up on all my Oscar Project posts.

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