A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

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Ryan Murphy

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Bob Martin (screenplay by), Chad Beguelin (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Dee Dee Allen
James Corden ... Barry Glickman
Nicole Kidman ... Angie Dickinson
Kerry Washington ... Mrs. Greene
Keegan-Michael Key ... Principal Tom Hawkins
Andrew Rannells ... Trent Oliver
Ariana DeBose ... Alyssa Greene
Jo Ellen Pellman ... Emma Nolan
Tracey Ullman ... Vera
Kevin Chamberlin ... Sheldon
Mary Kay Place ... Grandma Bea
Logan Riley ... Kaylee
Sofia Deler Sofia Deler ... Shelby
Nico Greetham ... Nick
Nathaniel J. Potvin ... Kevin
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Storyline

In desperate need of a noble cause to revive their public images and bounce back, self-centred Broadway thespians, Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, the narcissistic stars of Eleanor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, have come up with a foolproof plan to earn some positive publicity. As a result, to help Emma, a bright-eyed high-school student who has recently come out of the closet, make her dream come true, the flamboyant celebrity activists and their fellow struggling actors, Angie Dickinson and Trent Oliver, head to the small town of Edgewater, Indiana, to right a wrong. But, Emma only wants to take her girlfriend to the prom, and intolerance stands in the way of acceptance and happiness. Can the bold quartet give Emma the prom she deserves? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's time to celebrate courage. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some suggestive/sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Singer and actress Ariana Grande was once attached to the project in the role of "Alyssa". She was also expected to produce the film's soundtrack. However, Grande had to leave the project as a result of scheduling conflicts with her Sweetener World Tour. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when the Broadway stars watch the story on Twitter about Emma, Principal Hawkins is identified in the news broadcast on TV as "Principal, Edgewater High School." The name of the school in the rest of the movie is James Madison High School. See more »

Quotes

Principal Hawkins: Straight people like Broadway too.
Dee Dee Allen: I've heard that. Always thought it was a fairy tale.
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Crazy Credits

The characters have Prom photographs part-way through the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Love Thy Neighbor
Written by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
Produced by Adam Anders, Peer Astrom and Ryan Murphy
Performed by Andrew Rannells, Nathaniel J. Potvin, Nico Greetham, Logan Riley and Sofia Deler
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You gotta take it for what it is!
11 December 2020 | by sigridsteinvallSee all my reviews

I truly can't understand the people who rated this 1, I mean come on people its really worth more than that! You gotta take this movie for what it is, sure its not the greatest movie of all time but its a heartfelt feelgood movie who just makes you happy. Instead of scoffing James Cordon for his accent laugh with him for it. Its just like Stellan Skarsgårds singing in mamma mia, yet another fun adding to the prom.

Go see this film if you wanna have a good time and escape from reality!

Ps: I have to mention the catchy songs! They have been occupying my mind ever since a saw this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,430
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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