Review: An autobiographical musical about Jonathan Larson, a promising young theatre composer. He is approaching his 30th birthday, at this stage in his life he is having to navigate love, friendship and also the pressures of life in New York City as an artist.
Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesus, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Ben Ross, Michaela Jae (MJ) Rodriguez, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford, Laura Benanti, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Gizel Jimenez, Joel Perez and Kate Rockwell
Genre: Biography, Drama and Musical
I have to say that I really enjoyed this film. I am not criticizing the film but it was very much like a stage performance. I felt the film was more about a celebration of the life of Jonathan Larson. It was very slow to get started but then gradually got better as the film went on and picked up pace. This is Lin-Manuel Mianda’s first feature debut. Andrew Garfield learned how to sing for this film and he dedicated a year to try and train his voice up. I thought he was brilliant. This is his third biopic film, the others are The Social Network (2010) and also Breathe (2017).