How to review the movie “Prom”?

The movie takes advantage of a high school prom in small-town Indiana to stage a star-studded musical that tells a politically correct story of affirmative action.

The film begins with a not-so-politically-correct opening, in which a group of Broadway veterans rehearse a new play, only to have it criticized by critics and have their careers fall apart. Needing to redeem themselves, the old guns look for hot spots around the world, and end up looking at a small town high school.

Meanwhile, the high school in small-town Indiana is in the hot seat because of a high school prom. Emma Nolan, an openly out high school girl, also wanted to attend the prom, and despite the support of the principal, the parent board was strongly opposed and even called off the prom.

Old friends come to Emma’s aid, trying to get some attention and save her reputation from hitting rock bottom. Emma, who is isolated, is also in trouble and needs someone to comfort her and help her.

In this way, old friends, the LGBT community and homophobes sing and dance in the town, and there are many collisions of values.

The LGBT community has had a particularly hard time in conservative-minded Indiana. Likewise, older actors caught in a career slump struggled to find a soulmate. Gay, straight, actor, audience, love, career, essentially their pain is all connected, their lives are incomplete and they are all looking for that other half who can complement them. A song with a broken heart, where to find a soulmate in the end of the world. If you can find a half who can understand you, life is perfect.

Prom” is a song and dance film, the highlight of the film is simply a group of veteran actors and actresses. The three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep is already old, but still able to sing and dance on the big screen, without showing any fatigue. Whether the interpretation level or dedication, are admirable.

Nicole Kidman, another Academy Award winner, is also over 100 years old, but still able to pick up the face of the film, as long as Nicole appeared, as if the screen full of long legs. And she brought a wave of emotion in the film, referring to the masterpiece “Moulin Rouge”. The film’s new female lead, Joe Allen Pell, performed moderately well, in front of Nicole Kidman’s powerful aura is not enough to see.

Similarly, the film’s shortcomings are also in this area.

The song and dance itself and the story content of the song and dance film is not what attracts people, is completely dependent on the personal charm of the veteran actor, to let people watch.

Compared to “City of Love”, “Les Miserables”, “King of the Circus” and other musicals of previous years, “Prom” songs and dances seem mediocre, overemphasizing the LGBT community, the choreography and dance instead seem average, and the passability and joy are also average.

The film received two nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards in the categories of Best Picture in a Musical/Comedy and Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy (James Corden). And both awards had equally strong competitors in “Hamilton” and “Borat 2”.

Compared to the Broadway classic “Hamilton” and the comedically effective socially reflective “Borat 2”, “Prom” simply didn’t seem like enough. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” and Sasha Byron Cohen’s “Borat 2” are far more likely to win than this film.

The biggest leverage of “Prom” is that it raises the flag of minority groups, and these days there is too much emphasis on political correctness, as if the majority group has become a street rat. Many literary artists are members of this group, and their works are mostly a voice for themselves.

The most important thing is for everyone to have a voice, and it would be meaningless to have a voice for a minority group just because they have the code to win.

Political correctness cliché.

It is easy to find a voice to know and difficult to do.