Ryan Murphy’s tragicomic musical film adaptation of “The Prom” with Marine Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden exposes discrimination and prejudice.
Stuttgart – But this is not about me! “, Broadway star Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) sings at a high school in Provincial Indiana,” But this is not about me! “- But she’s being exploited to get the words out. She does not mean it honestly, because everything in the world of Dee Dee revolves around her. Now she’s committed to Emma, a lesbian schoolgirl;
But the shape of the dee can only help to develop the image. The two-time Tony winner wants to escape the “narcissist” label – the New York Times attached to her on the premiere night of a music about his first wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, which was removed shortly after the devastating reviews. Such selfish motives cannot be hidden for long, and the lip service will soon become a strong plea for equal rights and an open mind in Matthew Schwartz and Chad Begwell’s Broadway Musical.
Strong comedy with no misunderstandings
The fun and seriousness are balanced: “The Prom” offers plenty of comedy with strong jokes (“This is not American, this is Indiana!”), But avoid it when it comes to false jokes. Director Ryan Murphy, one of the founders of the successful musical series “Glee” (2009-2015), makes full use of the potential of this category in his film adaptation. Sequences with catchy jazz-pop songs dance in candy-colored, shiny backdrop and sophisticated costumes.
It works because over-subscriptions are handled effortlessly by the actors and self-recommended for Oscars. Meryl Streep, 71, looks like a well-trained woman in her mid-fifties. Angie, who is waiting for her first big role, is portrayed by Nicole Kidman, an elderly “chorus girl”. In a song she explains to her mother that she wants to find her “sauce” – a beautiful word creation for the ability to like yourself for who you are.
James Cordon is King of Hearts
King of Hearts is British James Cordon, who sang in the car with Adele and Michelle Obama in his “Carpool Karaoke” series. His sympathies as President Roosevelt and Dee Dee were caught up in Barry narcissism – he never went to a prom as a gay boy and abandoned son. Exiled to the bartender, the brave Trent (Andrew Ranels, “Girls”) exposes homophobia as an irrational reflection: he invites Christianity with passages from the Bible, rejects preconceived notions, and rejoices in “common sense.”
Emma appreciates the help of New York theaters, but she must take decisive action on her own. Joe Ellen Pelman presents her as a very sympathetic, natural girl. Ariana Debose as Emma’s friend Alyssa plays the role of a frightened, torn secret woman who is pushed into it by many gay teenagers. Kerry Washington, who starred in the series “Little Fires Everywhere”, as an artist, is the complete opposite of Alyssa’s authoritarian and prejudiced mother.
It’s about dramatic illusions
It’s all about the bubble world of beautiful theater illusions and the false ideas that people like the committed high school principal Hawkins (comedian Keegan-Michael Key) like to escape. Although she says it together at the first dinner, he confuses Dee Dee at first in one of her roles: “Tell me – I never told anyone – about you.”
The fact that Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman appear in this film is a strong signal that it deserves the attention it deserves. The harsh application of American entertainment culture, with its high gloss surface, allows one to easily tolerate, of course, the considerably presented concern: reconciliation rather than division. “Prom” would be a suitable school material.