I’m not the type of mom to take my kids to the movies as soon as they come out. It’s a waste for me right now because my three year old isn’t predictable enough yet. So there are so many wonderful movies that we’d love to catch up on but can’t because they’re not quite “out” to the public yet.
But, my kids have friends that have been raving about the movie “The Greatest Showman” for some time now. So we decided to see what the big deal was about by getting the sound track off iTunes last week. OH MY GOODNESS!! We hadn’t even watched the movie and we were hooked.
I don’t know what it is about the music? It’s got a vibe about it that just makes you want to stand on the top of your car and sing at the top of your lungs. We’ve woken up to “rewrite the stars” for the last few days now. If you haven’t watched it – well, we couldn’t wait anymore.
We made a way to see the movie and it’s a phenomenal piece of visual art. I say this as a parent and a firm believer in dreaming, romance and creativity. The fusion of the old period and the new contemporary style music/drama is infectious. I was pleasantly surprised that none of the songs were boring or made me fill indifferent. I’d like to call the music style in some way ‘gospel style’ because there was lots of intense choir background to the songs and never mind – that while we were listening to songs in the kitchen, my husband came through and wanted to know why we were listening to american gospel music……. hahahahaha.
I also loved the movie as a parent because there wasn’t anything inappropriate for them to view. It’s one of the cleanest movies I’ve watched in a very long time. I really appreciate that as a parent because there’s nothing worse than having your kid view something and then having to answer sooooooo many questions through out the movie. Yes, there are two or three kissing moments, but they were brief and in line with the story line.
I don’t know if you remember the Cinderella movie that Disney made with the “blue dress”? This movie evoked the same kind of emotions from it. It leaves you dreaming bigger and wanting to be bigger than you are. It also has the “true love” fairy tale thread through out.
I would honestly love the idea that everyone found their true love as a 9 year old, but I know this is definitely not true for 999 999 of us. But I think that it’s fantastic for my kid to have the dream of having their best friend become their soul mate and life partner. Yes, I know that’s all really fairy tail-ish for many – but fairy tales breed hope and I’m all for hope.
If you’ve watched the movie, I’d love to know what you thought and what your favourite song was. Mine was “the other side” when the guys sing through their contract for partnership. Why? I absolutely love the comedy that the Bar tender brings to that scene – I could watch that over and over again just to see what he’s up to in every moment of that song. Please tell me your favourite and why.
If you haven’t watched the movie – do yourself a favour and get a copy and tell me what you think too. If you didn’t enjoy it – tell me why? that would be a very, very interesting conversation. (You’re obviously a ski-fi, blood and guts person then……?)