Monday, February 17, 2014

Lovestruck: The Musical (2013)

Number Rolled: 60
Movie Name/Year: Lovestruck: The Musical (2013)
Genre: Romance
Length: 85 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Writer: Jaylynn Bailey, Terry Rossio
Actors: Jane Seymour, Sara Paxton, Chelsea Kane, Drew Seeley, Alexander DiPersia, Adrienne Bailon, Tom Wopat, Sarab Kamoo, Mark Tallman, Zak Resnick, Kyle Durant

Mirabella is getting married to an Italian playboy. Her mother, Harper, is furious when she drops out of the Broadway musical she was supposed to be in. To try and prove to Mirabella that her fiancé is never going to change, Harper travels to Italy to break up the wedding. En route, she finds a magical tonic that makes her plan easier to put in motion.

This movie was relatively unbearable. It was like a long, horrible episode of “Glee” with a dash of “17 Again” thrown in. I admit, I like “Glee” and I thought “17 Again” was amusing enough, but when you put them together you get one gigantic waste of time.

To be honest, I love musicals. I’ve seen “West Side Story” about a hundred times and I have “Gypsy” (with Bette Midler) practically memorized. This was not a musical. The title claims it was one, but it’s a big, fat lie. Real musicals have lyrical, original music. The music in those movies have a huge effect on the storyline, they become melodies that instantly evoke emotions in people. “Lovestruck: The Musical” utilizes current pop music that doesn’t so much elevate the story as it seems like tiny intermissions forced into it.

This movie couldn’t have been worse if they tried. Maybe it was a tax write-off.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.7/5
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None

Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

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