I just want to start off by complimenting the cinematography in this movie that makes it so worth it to pay the price of admission to see this movie in theatres. The other point that makes this movie worth the price of admission is the amazing choreography in this movie. I remember hearing that Jon M. Chu wanted different dance styles there to be different styles of dance in this movie to represent everybody's different dreams, leading to some crazy dance sequences. I know some people might be upset over the movie changing the music style to make it more current but, in my opinion, I enjoyed the change. I feel like this movie chose the right director for this movie with Jon M. Chu because you can tell that he put so much passion into this movie to make it a spectacular explosion of Latin culture. I love that this movie wasn't afraid to show the hardships for people who immigrated to any country but specifically the US in this movie. Furthermore, I love how you could easily see that the cast making this movie were having fun with it and were giving it their all even if they were just background dancer number 23. I would say that there was a standout actor for me to shout out but in all honesty, I feel like we never fully got to know the characters. I've never seen the show but I have listened to the original soundtrack and I know that certain songs were cut out that would have brought more depth for certain characters. I felt like I never fully understood these characters and their relationships with one another. Another problem that didn't help was the quick editing in this film. For a good chunk of the scenes, the transitions between them were jarring and never felt natural. In the end, In the Heights has a catchy soundtrack with heart but isn't completely flawless.