Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Trailer – “The Prom”

By Matt Neglia 

Netflix has released the trailer for “The Prom” starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington & Jo Ellen Pellman. The film is set to be released December 11th.

​Click below to see the trailer.

​Plot Synopsis: Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

What do you all think of the trailer? I’m typically very hit or miss with Ryan Murphy directed projects but the solid cast (Merly Streep! Nicole Kidman!) has me anxiously waiting to see if this is one of his good efforts. The look of the teaser is certainly vibrant with colorful costumes and set decoration that really pop. As someone who has never seen the Broadway show this is based off of, the dance choreography and the song we get to hear in the teaser look and sound great. I’m cautiously optimistic but if anything, I just want it to be a wholesome and fun movie for families to watch around their televisions during the holidays after the terrible year we’ve all just had. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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