The next adaptation of the acclaimed musical “In a New York City” will hit theaters around the world very soon – and the first reactions to the feature film are already gone.
Comments from international critics drew praise for both Jon M. Chu’s directing and the film’s narrative conduct.
Check out the main reactions below:
“In a New York City neighborhood” vibrates with life, love and music, undermining the power of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical and turning it into a fun cinematic experience ”- Fresh Fiction.
“It’s the first major musical film of the decade” – Rendy Reviews.
“Jon M. Chu has built the best musical film, dare I say it, in years” – Thrillist.
“[O filme] he’s handsome and has an explosive opening ”- AwardsCircuit.com.
“My favorite musical number is Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia. Put it in your predictions for awards season ”- Los Angeles Times.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (“Podres de Ricos”), the feature film is based on an original play created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The lights come on in Washington Heights … The scent of hot coffee hangs in the air, just outside the 181 Street subway station, where a kaleidoscope of dreams mobilizes this vibrant and tight-knit community. In the middle of it all, we have the beloved and magnetic owner of a grocery store, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny of his working day while cheering, imagining and singing about a better life.
The cast also includes Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz, Noah Catala, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and Marc Anthony.
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