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It's not a message everyone wants to hear right now, but it's a valid message, an important message, and a BRILLIANT message. And it tells it without glorifying the actions of anyone in the story. It's a story about circumstances and consequences. That's all.
The singing is 1000X better than Emma Watson's singing in "Beauty and the Beast". Even Will Smith!! Was that really his natural singing voice?? I don't know, but he sounded good! THEY ALL sounded good! Anyway, the movie is cute, funny, and beautiful. It stays true to the original material while making little enhancements and improvements here and there. It's definitely worth seeing!
The critics are paid to find everything wrong even when there's NOTHING wrong. This movie was incredible. I was in tears and I didn't want it to end!!
Honestly, the trailers didn't do the film any favors... I don't know if they altered Emma's singing tracks after everyone complained about the auto tune, or if it was just more prominent in the trailers, but in the actual film itself you could barely hear it. Infact, I'm pretty sure most of it them were completely different takes, because they really didn't sound like the ones in the trailers, though it was definitely still her singing. As to people complaining about miscasting and lack of charisma, I really don't even know what they're talking about... Everyone was perfect, though maybe not so perfect if you're comparing it too much to the original. To me it sounds more like people just expected it to be almost exactly like the original, not realizing that a live-action film played like a cartoon just makes it much too campy, to the point of being a movie ONLY kids can enjoy. This is obviously stylized, but in a way that works extremely well.
So I see some of the negative reviews primarily talk about it sugar-coating life and a relationship with disability. And yeah, it does that. But you know what? It's a movie, not a documentary. It's only purpose is to tell a love story, not the gruesome details of the ugly side. If you love someone who can't take care of themself, you don't see the things you have to do for them. You don't think about that stuff, you just do it, and it's no big deal because that's not what you remember when you're talking with them, having fun with them, experiencing things together, so why should the audience feel any differently? The hard truth is, if most people saw what living with a disabled person is really like, they would be disgusted and put off. They wouldn't be able to see past it, and the love story that the movie is trying to tell never would have gotten through. It would just be a sad (and not in a good way) uncomfortable movie that makes you feel bad about life or yourself instead of the charming story of REAL love that only comes from knowing a person long enough to look past the things they don't have. As usually, look at the AUDIENCE review, NOT the critics.