Yes - Saturday I went to the movies. Wasn't crowded and they are still spacing seats. But, when the lights go down and that movie begins, I am transported to another world.
This time it's Washington Heights, NYC. In the Heights, from a Tony winning Broadway musical, is a superb translations on to the movie screen. Written by Lin Manuel Miranda (before Hamilton), In the Heights brings a Latino community to life. We get the story of hard working immigrants - the bodega, the taxi company, the nail salon - all brimming with vitality. They are a community that works hard together, eats well together, and looks out for each other. Each character's story is full of energy and soul.
The key is Usnavi (the very talented Anthony Ramos). He's our soul.
I loved this movie. The music, singing, dancing, production, acting, scenery, and energy - it's a musical that soars. You will leave the theater uplifted and feeling positive.
Movie magic is BACK!