A story about this — 5 years ago
I love watching movies just “on a whim”, because I heard it’s good or because I just felt like watching a movie (as opposed to because it’s part of a serie I like or because my favorite actors are in it). I don’t do it often! So when my sister asked if I wanted to buy pre-watched movies for cheap and have a blast, I agreed. She bought this one and we ended up watching it.
It’s a good movie! I had heard some terrific reviews and it’s really not as good as they said, but it’s still entertaining. The music style isn’t my favorite (my sister loved it though!) and I found myself doing other things during the tons of singing scenes. Of course it’s a Broadway musical, so I wasn’t annoyed by the number of musical numbers, I just didn’t enjoy it so much.
The acting is okay – I really hate Eddy Murphy but he wasn’t so bad in this. My favorite actor was John Krasinski, in his two-minute cameos that was a wonderful surprise for the Office-freak that I am ;) The visuals are good too, the story is nice. It’s by no way a great movie but it’s still entertaining.