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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

British feel-good teen drag musical; some strong language.

Movie PG-13 2021 115 minutes
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First-time film director Jonathan Butterell seamlessly takes his original stage version to the big screen with this feel-good musical. Everybody's Talking About Jamie's musical numbers are phenomenal -- slickly choreographed and full of life. Harwood's Jamie breaks the fourth wall almost immediately, creating a more intimate, theater-like relationship with viewers. It's a confident debut from Harwood in his first ever film role, playing Jamie as vibrant, cheeky, but also slightly haunted. Similarly new to the big screen, Lauren Patel has a wonderfully warm presence, and beautifully angelic voice, as Jamie's similarly outcast best friend, Pritti. Elsewhere, Richard E. Grant is perfectly cast as older drag queen Loco Chanel, all rose-tinted daydreams of his former glory and snarky but kind mentorship to Jamie's blossoming drag persona, Mimi Me. Sarah Lancashire, however, borderline steals the show as Jamie's supportive mother. Her flashes of concern and confusion never quite breaking her unwavering commitment to her son's happiness.

The dance routines are polished to perfection. Filmed from overhead angles and within stunning set pieces that really mark this film as an impressive feat of British cinema. There's not a mistimed step to be seen. If the theme song isn't still in your head a week later, it's only because one of the other catchy numbers, like Work of Art, has beaten it to the forefront. People will absolutely be talking about Jamie for years to come.

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