Movie Review: THE PROM

Movie Review: THE PROM


Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana Debose, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington

I saw the Broadway musical The Prom in its closing weekend, and the energy from the crowd and its actors was massive. We knew we were watching something special. The movie musical adaption is now streaming on Netflix. For Emma, all she is wants to do is go to the prom with her girlfriend Alyssa. Newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman and Ariana DeBose play the couple in question, but the PTA led by Alyssa’s mother, played by Kerry Washington, decides to shut down the prom instead as they can’t bother to have gay students at the prom. Upon hearing this news, four Broadway actors played by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, and James Corden decide to swoop in and save the day in an attempt to re-invigorate their middling careers.

Here’s my review

And don’t forget to check out my interviews with Jo Ellen Pellman and Ariana DeBose

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