This was rough. Best song by far is in the trailer and in general this is just awkward and sub average musical. A huge portion of this story and multiple bad songs are about the entire school of 12-13 year olds openly talking and planning so two of them can kiss including the two of them that want to kiss. It feels like a story about 13 year olds written by an 8 year old.
Based on other reviews they butchered the stage version so maybe I’ll get a chance to watch that sometime.
Rating: 2.0 stars
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Wife is watching a totally decent just released Netflix rom-com where Rachel Leigh Cook is falling in love in Vietnam and they went to a remote village and she just came down the stairs in a new dress and her hair pulled back and it was kinda great. I am a little bummed they didn’t needle drop a Vietnamese cover of “Kiss Me” though.
Update: Found a Vietnamese cover of “Kiss Me” on YouTube. Ha!
Truly remarkable work and that’s despite just how ugly I find all of Selick’s work. Wendell & Wild’s story and characters were great and definitely connected with me the most of any of his films.