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Goddess is an original totally new musical very fun to watch and entertaining. It deserves a better rating than just a 5. The musics are OK but what it is extremely important about this title is the stand out of Laura Michelle Kelly which perform fantastically. It definitely IS a must watch for those who love musical genre. Definitely not a let down but it equals several other musicals plus all with its own style (australian "british" humor). Againg Laura M. Kelly was just great with her performance and she totally should be seen more often on screen moreover if she sings on it. 7 out of 10
The musical numbers are very catchy and expertly choreographed. This is the movie Australians have been asking for for years. All too often critics have complained that Australian movies take themselves far too seriously. Not so Goddess. No bleak navel gazing happening here. Goddess is quirky and fun from beginning to end.
Give yourselves a treat over the Easter break. Go and see Goddess and have great time.
Its a story about life, relationships, choices and sacrifices made, played out is a pleasing way. I kept on feeling the plot was going to turn down a less savory/disappointing path and it did not. The end result was better than that.
The wardrobe showed a very retro fifties/sixties feel and like the movie was light and fun.
It was light and fun ! The music was original, and performances excellent. My wife was very impressed with Dustin Claire, recently on TV's Spartacus. He sings pretty well too.
Magda Szubanski is a bit of an Aussie icon, and she was great, cast into her role brilliantly.
It was a musical, and I usually avoid musicals, but the sung parts were key to the movie, ie they didn't feel tacked on, and performed well.
I liked it, and it is worth seeing, but take your wife/girlfriend !
For Nat Tran fans, come on guys, I love Nat but this is a grown-ups movie not a 16 year old teen drama.
I walked out of the movie feeling really great. I loved seeing Magda Dance and sing. She is such a delight. Ronan was great - who knew he could act.
Do yourself a favor and don't miss this movie. It needs to be seen on the big screen.
The concepts just not working. You cannot honestly tell me people would actually watch her VLOG channel. She's just not a star and not as funny as she likes to think.
It was also incredibly odd to see the cast break out into song and dance. Maybe if they just focused on her musical videos instead of trying to turn the whole thing into an awkward musical it may have been better. But then again, probably not.
From the start of the movie right until the very end I was overcome with warm feelings deep in my soul.
For me to not get up for a toilet break and leg stretch during a movie means they must be doing something right!
The character of Helen was one I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm not sure if she has done any other movies but i found her screen presence and charm somewhat refreshing. Would love to see her feature more in the sequel.
Do yourself a favor and grab this one and a big serving of popcorn from Coles for an enjoyable night in!
The movie is about frustrated housewife Elspeth Dickens trying to run her household and bring up two exasperating twin boys while her husband James is away in the Antarctic trying to save the whales.
Elspeth harbours a not so secret wish to be a singer.
When hubby goes back to his whales she gets herself connected to the Internet and sings 'Kitchen Sink' songs to her webcam which uploads to YouTube. Her singing is performed in her kitchen, hence 'Kitchen Sink' songs.
Needless to say her performances goes viral.
Very quickly a big corporation realises Elspeth is a goldmine and wants her in their employ.
For what happens from then on you will have to watch the movie to find out.
Although made in Australia the two main stars were English and Southern Irish.
Elspeth was portrayed by the wonderful actress Laura Michelle Kelly and her husband James by Ronan Keating of the musical group Boyzone fame, who showed us that he is not only a great singer but a more than passable actor too.
Two others that definitely deserve a mention are Magda Szubanski, an Australian girl who may be better known for her portrayal as Esme Hoggett in Babe and Babe in Pig City.
Also another Australian actor who rightly deserves credit is Hugo Johnstone-Burt who plays Ralph. He also may be better known as Constable Hugh Collins in the wonderful Aussie crime series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
All played their parts admirably
A special mention must be made about Bryony Marks for the fantastic music and lyrics.
Two more who helped to make this movie so wonderful are twins Levi and Phoenix Morrison who play Elspeth's twin sons. They were wonderful but incorrigible. Please don't bring them to my home (Lol).
This movie has been likened to Mama Mia. Mama Mia was an absolutely wonderful movie and stage show but in some respects I believe Goddess was better because the songs and music were new.
Goddess also started life as a musical.
Go on spoil yourselves and get the DVD, cuddle up, turn the lights down low and enjoy this great, great movie.