Do you like musicals or are you looking for a good movie for the whole family? Then “The Prom” on Netflix is the right choice.
Nominated for the 2021 Golden Globes as both “Best Film“In the musical / comedy category that for the” Best Actor “(James Corden), divided critics and audiences. But we have seen it, and the final grade definitely exceeds the passing mark.
Original production Netflix and film adaptation of the 2016 musical of the same name, The Prom is the fruit of the work of a Ryan Murphy (creator of successful series such as Nip / Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story) in splendid shape, which we find here in the double role of director and producer.
The cast is truly stellar: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, to which are added the very young promises of Hollywood Jo Ellen Pellman And Ariana DeBose (the latter, fresh from winning “Best Supporting Actress” at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Award and BAFTAs for her performance in “West Side Story”By Steven Spielberg).
Brightly colored or gaudy glitter dresses, over the top reactions of the characters – both in joy and in outbursts – and a good dose of surreality are guaranteed, like any self-respecting musical. We laugh, we sing, but there is no lack of opportunities to reflect and discuss. But what is the film about?
Watch the trailer and read the story
Emma Nolan is an Indiana girl who wants to attend her high school prom (in fact, the “prom”) with her girlfriend, like an ordinary couple, but the super-conservative parental association opposes and boycots the ‘event. Then the young woman launches an appeal on social networks to tell the discrimination she has suffered, and which becomes viral.
When a group of Broadway celebrities decide to take up Emma’s cause to rehabilitate their public image, and fall into the bigoted city, the events take a decidedly original turn …
In its simplicity bordering on predictability, The Prom it is a film that says many things. Not only with regard to the plant LGBT + themein a way that is much more effective than so many sociological analyzes from the television parlor.
There is all the detachment between the Midwestextremely conservative, and progressive Broadway of a thousand lights. An abysmal and at the same time consolidated difference, which we Europeans do not know fully as we continue to put everything in the same cauldron by speaking with impunity, only, of “America”.
There is the unveiling of the daily hypocrisy of do-it-yourself religion, of those who “preach good and scratch badly”, and provincial respectability often only on the face.
There is why some human beings have it like this viscerally need the theater and there is the importance of educating, indeed, of to train the younger generations to empathy.
In short, The Prom he does not want a place in the perfect paradise of unmissable films, but only to entertain, without renouncing to make people think. If we have convinced you, we invite you to find out if Emma will be able to have the prom of her dreams …
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