In the Heights is a musical film I’m happy I watched, and that’s not something I say very often. Especially since what usually happens with me musicals is, I get annoyed with all the singing, how annoyingly simplistic the lyrics are and I have to stop.
Luckily, this time director Jon M. Chu and Lin Manuel Miranda, the man in charge of creating the film’s music delivered a movie that has more good/great songs than not.
Impressive and energetic dance choreography, an engaging story and all the colourful summer costumes helped to keep me watching. In other words, ‘A sweet, moving, and joyous two-and-a-half hours’ is how I see In the Heights.
The experience of the movie is, I imagine, more heightened for Latin American audiences, since it’s focused on their multi-generational stories of life in the United States – specifically Washington Heights, New York. Still, all you need to appreciate Chu and Miranda’s movie is to be open to a good musical film; one that you’re very likely to enjoy. You may even catch yourself singing ‘In the heights…! Because the title song is catchy in a non-regrettable way.
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8 thoughts on “IN THE HEIGHTS (2021): The Things I Liked…”
Can’t wait to see it. My daughter lived in Washington Heights, NY, and she saw it last weekend and said it’s one of her favorite movies — maybe even her TOP favorite movie.
That’s wonderful! I hope you enjoy it too when you see it. 🤓
Also, because In the Heights is so fun, I wonder how Steven Spielberg’s Westside Story remake is going to compare.
Love to see this.
And I hope you get to enjoy it soon. It’s worth the ffort. 🤓
I watched this last night. Like you I’m not always into musicals but this was fun.
I’m happy that you also had a good time with this one. Just six months to wait before we find out how we feel about the West Side Story remake. 🤓
Yes. I’m hoping it will surprise me.
I Wish they would have Casting Rachel Zegler as Nina Rosario In In the Heights