Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, this is the story of an ‘internationally ignored’ rock singer, Hedwig. Surviving a botched sex change, she search for love and liberation through her songs.
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'How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?' Great adaptation of the stage show that rocked off Broadway by Stephen Trask that starred Mitchell in a career making turn. The intimacy and sense of danger may be missing but otherwise this is 'Hedwig' in all it's glory. Mitchell is just incredible as is the song score. *****
The film moves forward rather quickly. I suppose that has to do with the way the songs come at you. I feel there needed to be more time between them since the format is not fluid. The ending is not conclusive enough; sometimes ambiguity works, but here it feels unfinished. Aside from that, it's fun and deep. Hedwig is not perfect, but then again, no one is. This makes her character all the more complex and realistic.
Sabe quando você procrastina um filme por anos e anos e quando, finalmente, assiste tem vontade de se chutar por ter procrastinado? Então, é isso que eu tô sentindo depois de terminar Hedwig. Lindo e com uma das trilhas sonoras mais legais da história.
The Artistic director & Cinematography of this film was very beautiful and the music was actually very catchy and good. I loved how each song helped tell more of the story and I loved the reversal of the gender roles in two of the main characters I did actually understand the message in the end when things start to shed and change but I enjoyed the film and the story. 3.5
John Cameron Mitchell bares his soul in this personal, bizarre, emotional, devastating, brilliant, wonky musical memoir that interweaves hand drawn animation, dreams, live music, and deep soul searching. It's a wonderfully kinetic and authentic film that feels like a combo of John Waters and Baz Luhrmann. JCM adapted the script from his own book, stars, and directs in one of the most astonishing directorial debuts.