I met this totally amazing woman this past summer. She was the head leader of the Teen Missions’ Trinidad team. Her name is Elissa. I liked her right away because she was always laughing about something. We were instant friends.
(This is me and Elissa five minutes after we met…)
Then, when I discovered that we shared a fanaticism, I knew we were friends for life. That fanaticism? The TV show “Arrested Development“. (BTW, my brother Phil ALSO shares this fanaticism). So, when Elissa told me about Disney’s “High School Musical“, I figured I should rent it. Netflix delivered it to my mailbox yesterday. I watched it at 2:00 this morning.
Five stars! What a great production! Kitschy? Indeed. Cheesy? Most assuredly. And 100% worthy of being added to your personal DVD library. This movie is fun to listen to, fun to look at, and squeaky clean in a way I’ve not seen in a long time. The main character, Troy, is absolutely precious. I’m truly not sure how many young actors could have pulled this off without seeming, well, geeky and miscast!
This movie is not only fun, it actually has some really good messages that come across in a way that is actually effective. So many times movies or T.V. shows that try to get a message through make me groan with their awkwardness. Not this movie! It’s allllllll good.
So go rent (or buy) it! I give HSM my highest rating of No Blahs! 🙂 Thanks Elissa!!!!
Off to find HSM II!