Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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9/11: The Musical


"'Clear Blue Tuesday'… is not about the attack itself, which occurs off camera in the opening scene and is conveyed with blowing dust and office paper. It is more interested in tracking the changes in the lives of 11 characters as the anniversaries flit past: 2002, 2003, 2004, and so on. The attractive and eccentric cast of New Yorkers fall in love and split up, lose jobs, get jobs, shack up – and sing, roughly one song per character.

The film, often doggedly cheerful, will not please uniformly, and only die-hard fans of musicals, very earnest people and Sept. 11 completists are likely to digest it whole."
-There's just so much to take in here.

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cherrispryte (#444)

Seriously? Bring on the monkey pox.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Too soon. It's not even 2pm yet.

"Will do for 9/11 what Rent did for AIDS!"

das motorbike (#3,228)

OMG! I found out my neighbor has 9/11! but after i saw clear blue tuesday i felt bad and brought him a cake (i still won't hug him, tho).

The attractive and eccentric cast of New Yorkers fall in love and split up, lose jobs, get jobs, shack up – and sing, roughly one song per character.

Are their apartments way bigger than their incomes can afford, because it sounds liek like Friends: The Musical?

HiredGoons (#603)

Never trust a film where the name of the production company is almost the name of the film.

HiredGoons (#603)

Also: Julie Taymor is really phoning it in.

And almost the name of a pregnancy test.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

She couldn't possibly be phoning it in – you can't get reception at that altitude!

Mount_Prion (#290)

As somebody who had to run the fuck away from the huge, scary cloud of dead people and asbestos, I think this looks fucking retarded.

saythatscool (#101)

You just gotta sing that shit out, Mt. Throw in some jazz hands and you'll be right as rain.

gregorg (#30)

what, no "Venn diagrams that were until this moment utterly inconceivable" tag?

deepomega (#1,720)

September 11th Completists. Fanfuckingtastic.

"Gauchemon: Gotta Catch 'Em All!"

Rollo (#3,202)

I'm no Sept. 11 completist, but I do have a 9/11 snowglobe that I bought in Times Square. (Made in China!)

City_Dater (#2,500)

I know some of these people, so in spite of this sounding like a horrible idea, I hoped this wouldn't seem completely creepy and misguided.
But it does.

HiredGoons (#603)

(choking on my own laughter)

cherrispryte (#444)

On second read-through (after I finished headdesking) I am confused by the phrase "get jobs".

mrschem (#1,757)

So thats what happened to 'Z Rock.'

LittleLolly (#458)

I don't know what bothers me more. The idea of a 9/11 musical or that the title reminds me of an over the counter pregnancy test.

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