To be honest this movie had to grow on me. It took me about three times before I actually watched it all the way through because I’m always doing 500 things. Now that I’ve actually watched it with my eyeballs my brain, and my heart, I find that this movie was very well done.
We’re going to break this down like we’re back in school (though, some of you probably still are, I have been freed from that unfortunate situation!)
Becoming Who You Are Meant to Be
This is something that all of our singers have in common, but I’ll zoom in on this one particular example of Buster Moon helping his sheep friend, Eddie, figure out what he’s good at and he becomes the music master cackles of the show, of course, everything has to literally fall apart first but… c’est la vie. One of the special things about this friendship is how they support each other. After Moon’s theatre is destroyed,
Meena the elephant. A painfully shy teenager with an amazing voice played by Tori Kelly. She starts off incapable of singing in public though she does living room shows for her family who know just how talented she is. Clearly, attempting to compete in a singing competition as someone who is painfully shy is problematic so on Meena’s first attempt to audition, she freezes up. Her journey in this movie is about her overcoming her shyness so that she can share her voice with the world…starting with this public singing show.