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.
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.
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