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Netflix's THE PROM Reviews & Reactions- Page 12

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Dancingthrulife2
Broadway Legend
joined:10/28/15
Broadway Legend | Joined: 10/28/15
What abomination am I seeing. 20 minutes in, I was entirely appalled by its lack of nuances and unbelievable AND unlikable characters. Hell, I’m even rooting for the Kerry Washington character despite what she espouses just to give the Meryl Streep and James Corden characters hell. With the laughable lyrics and clunky book, I’m so glad I didn’t pay to see the show live, although I figure it’s easier to turn off your brain seeing it live than on TV. If you enjoyed it, good for you, but it’s torturing enough for me to get through the 20 minutes with my sanity screaming at me to stop let alone the whole 2 hours and 11 minutes.
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Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/12
Broadway Legend | Joined: 10/9/12

Finally ^ someone who saw the same show I did. Was starting to wonder where all the discerning voices on BWW went?

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SweetLips22
Broadway Star
joined:7/1/18
Broadway Star | Joined: 7/1/18

....and mine---God awful.

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Tag
Broadway Legend
joined:11/19/05
Broadway Legend | Joined: 11/19/05

I watched this a few days ago, and what I find most interesting is that the score is completely forgettable.  I can not remember or hum one song.

degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
Broadway Legend | Joined: 1/23/08

I loved this movie. Never seen the show or heard any music from it, so I came into the film fresh, and I really enjoyed it. I recommended it to several people and they either hated it or were indifferent. I guess I'm easy to please? It was a joyful film and I look forward to watching it more times. 

rkade21
Swing
joined:4/4/20
Swing | Joined: 4/4/20
Enjoyed it. Saw the stage show in June 2019 and enjoyed it well enough - not among the favorites I’ve seen the last few years but certainly not near the bottom. Corden couldn’t fill Brooks shoes, but seemed fine in the role to me. The other headliners were good-to-great. Jo Ellen Pellman was great... some of her lyrics sounded lip synced over the original Caitlin Kinnunen track. Ariana DeBose was great but it was a struggle not seeing her dance until short glimpses at the end. I also really enjoyed Izzy McCalla on stage and wasn’t ready to welcome new cast into a show so fresh in my mind. Loved seeing Andrew Rannels and Kerry Washington amd others though.

My expectations weren’t terribly high, but even so they were met if not exceeded which made for a fun enough two hours on a Sunday night.
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studio108
Swing
joined:7/30/08
Swing | Joined: 7/30/08

This may be an unpopular opinion and my apologies to any Meryl Streep fans in advance. Her voice sounded the best it has in her career...impossibly so.  Every other movie musical I've seen her in made me long for a stronger singer in the role.  But not this time.  Is it even possible at her age (71) to finally be coming into her own as a singer? 

Here comes the unpopular part... and I have no proof of this, but it's the only thing that makes sense: has the technology of tuning and fattening vocals just gotten so good and so undetectable that it can turn a mediocre singer into a diva?  That said, every performance for the past 25 years, recorded or filmed, has been fixed to some degree. Nicole Kidman's singing voice in Moulin Rouge owes a great deal to the technology, but at least you knew it was there.   Meryl Streep's voice in this movie struck me as a bit uncanny. It's far better than it should be, and I'm not sure how I feel about that. Then again, since she never has to sing live anyway, does it even matter?

The Rural Juror
Swing
joined:6/2/15
Swing | Joined: 6/2/15

studio108 said: "This may be an unpopular opinion and my apologies to any Meryl Streep fans in advance.Hervoice sounded the best it has in her career...impossibly so. Every other movie musical I've seen her in made me long for a stronger singer in the role. But not this time. Is it even possible at her age (71) to finally be coming into her own as a singer?

Here comes the unpopular part... and I have no proof of this, but it's the only thing that makes sense: has the technology of tuning and fattening vocalsjust gotten so good and so undetectable that it can turn a mediocre singer into a diva? That said, every performance for the past 25 years,recordedor filmed, has been fixed to some degree. Nicole Kidman's singing voice inMoulin Rouge owes a great deal to the technology,but at least you knew it was there. Meryl Streep's voice in this moviestruck me as a bituncanny. It's far better than it should be, and I'm not sure how I feel about that. Then again, since she never has to sing live anyway, does it even matter?
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While there is surely some fine-tuning going on in the studio, there has to be a basis for it somewhere. If her vocals were as heavily altered as some people are implying, why wouldn't they do that for literally anyone else who comes across badly in movie musicals? Emma Watson was only a few years ago. I feel like every time Meryl has sung in a movie since Mamma Mia, the resounding sentiment seems to be "She sounds shockingly great." But how long can something continue to be surprising? People even have to cook up Donna Murphy conspiracy theories to explain why someone is a good singer (when Donna sounded nothing like Meryl in the role). 

I'm not saying she could play DeeDee on stage with the same vocal consistency, but she is clearly a versatile vocalist. And she hasn't spent her entire career belting night after night, so her voice is likely better preserved than a lot of her Broadway contemporaries.


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