Glee's Chris Colfer wrote and stars in this high school story about an unpopular kid who blackmails the popular kids into writing for his HS literary magazine. A nice idea that totally misses the mark and many golden opportunities with all the characters having the same snide and snarky tone - no one here is likable, despite the terrific supporting cast. As always Allison Janney as Colfer's heavily medicated and very depressed mom is great. Billed as a comedy, this flick left me depressed :(
In a word - perfection! Director Tom Hooper has taken one of the most beloved stage musicals and turned it into what will likely be an instant classic. While it may not win all the big awards - it will be remembered and watched long after those who do. The cast is outstanding - especially Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne. Can't wait to see this again (and again and again)!