Annnnnnnndddddd IIIIII ammmmmm telllllling you! I'm-a not goin! You're the best man I EEEEEEEEVAH had!
Phew! What a movie! I finally saw it yesterday. Please forgive me if there's another thread on this topic but I didn't see one with reviews, just on the pre-release buzz.
I really enjoyed the film - Jennifer Hudson definitely upstages Beyonce (of course this may just be a byproduct of Hudson having the better role/better songs). The whole theatre cheered halfway through the movie when she sang "And I am telling you"... totally a star-making movie magical turn.
And no, she's not as good as Jennifer Holliday in the original -- do a search on youtube for an 8-minute clip from the tony awards with Holliday and you'll see what I mean.
When you think she did that every night for two years, you get a little respect for the woman....
That being said, Hudson does a DAMN fine job.
(Oh yeah, and if you want to see a WHITE BOY sing that song, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW898PqcTTE ... he is sooooo cute. And has a great voice. But it is wierd to see a cute little gay white boy sing that. Out of drag.)
But I digress. It isn't a "deep" film overall, and the music is hit-and-miss (mostly hit tho). I thought it was a very enjoyable movie. I wasn't emotionally blown away or anything at the end. But even Eddie Murphy was good, and I've hated everything he's done since Coming to America.
What did y'all think of the film?