⚠️SPOILER ALERT FOR IN THE HEIGHTS (MOVIE)⚠️
So, I just came back from the cinema, and...
Oh my gods.
The movie is... Wow.
First, it's so colorful. And the music? *chef's kiss*. Although we already knew the music was amazing, of course.
They did cut a couple of songs, I believe. At least I don't recall Everything I Know. Which is a great song to cry...
Talking about crying... Alabanza was incredibly sad. Or maybe it was just the normal sad + the emotions of watching the film + Anthony Ramos crying. Anthony Ramos is one of those people that I can't see crying or I'll cry too.
Lin was in it, as you know. So were Chris Jackson and Seth Stewart. Amazing. I jumped in my seat when I saw them, yes. I also think I saw Javier Muñoz there for a second at the end, but I'm not sure. Lin's parents were there too, by the way.
I loved the way they explored Vanessa's desire to go live downtown. Like, I've never been to Broadway and haven't watched a slime tutorial yet, but I know that in the show no one really knew why Vanessa wanted to go downtown. Now we know she wanted to pursue her fashion designer dream.
Also, all about Sonny completely amused me. I have a brand new soft spot for Sonny de la Vega. Such a soft spot. I loved the way they explored his character too. Like, his dad, the fact that he is undocumented and all that he won't be able to do in the future for being so. And the protests about immigration and racism. I couldn't possibly have words for all of it.
In short, I loved it so much. Not just for the music or Lin or Anthony or the fact that I love musical theatre. But also for the message. It is so good, so deep, so... Ugh, I don't have words to explain how much I adore that movie.
It was INCREDIBLE. Please go watch it if you can. Please. It's worth every penny you'll give and every second you'll spend.
Congrats to all people involved, you've done an AMAZING job
Also, here's some Lin and Anthony bonding time. I call it passing the testimony of Usnavi's character.
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