Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Scarlet Letter


All musicals should have a scarlet 'M' stamped onto the spine of the movie, or, even better, plastered on the cover of all DVD/VHS cases, movie posters, any and all promotions.

Mary and I received Bride and Prejudice the other day and sat down to watch it. It started off a little slow, but seemed like it'd be a good movie.

Then everyone broke out into song and dance.

I almost left the room.

The movie had enough to keep me going, but we ended up fast-forwarding through a couple of the musical scenes.

Perhaps the dislike of musicals stems from the only movie I've walked out on, Little Shop of Horrors. What a waste of Steve Martin, and $3.25.

If you want to see a good musical, rent either this or this.

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