Ever since this movie came out I’ve been hearing rave reviews about it. The song “This Is Me” was everywhere, making me not that enthusiastic about seeing the film but once it dropped on Disney+ and after seeing Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables I had to give it a look. Well, I got to say, it lived up to the hype.
The very beginning thrust me back in my seat, leaving me like, “Whoa, this is cool!” And then Hugh Jackman started singing and I was enchanted. Wow! The man can sing. I know I said that when I watched Les Miserables but hearing him singing songs that sound like pop songs I was even more impressed. I mean, I’m just blown away ’cause he’s Wolverine but wow, he’s multi-talented.
This movie, like the title of this post suggests, is joy in a bottle. It brings everyone together, tearing down prejudices and showing the beauty of humanity when everyone is given a chance to shine. This film was beautiful, at times literally, and figuratively.
Of course, because no musical is without drama, it had its moments that left me hoping that this was a musical with a happy ending and thankfully, it was. The movie kept trying to pull at my heartstrings but the film’s final seconds finally broke me, leaving me crying and clapping for the spectacle that I just had seen.
Sometimes movies should be designed to simply invoke joy and this movie did just that over and over again. Yeah, it veers toward cornballs land time and time again but there’s something so joyful about it that all I could do was smile.
(Is this my favorite Hugh Jackman movie?)
This is the perfect movie to come to Disney+ and now I got to say, I’m a fan.
I’m giving this film 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. Thank you Disney+ because this made me really happy.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.
(And Keala Settle, the woman who plays the Bearded Lady and who has pipes to spare, just wow! She sings “This Is Me” so well.)