Reviews

Nov 21, 2007
It's not a great film, but we sure enjoyed it more than many bigger films that try harder to convince us they're great.
Oct 12, 2007
A winning amalgam of MySpace-ish self-involvement, digital video immediacy and 'Hey kids, let's put on a show' gumption.
Jul 18, 2007
H.P. Mendoza's clever melodies and pointedly constructed rhymes rescue the movie from the detriments of its tired plot and unfocused pace.
Jul 12, 2007
Suburban teenage frustration: Didn't it always go down best with a salty side of Journey? Or the Smiths?
Jul 10, 2007
A little rough around the edges, this likable movie is filled with adolescent angst, youthful energy and hope.
Jul 6, 2007
The songs sound like they were recorded on a toy synthesizer in someone's basement, and neither of the two male leads can sing.
Jul 6, 2007
An itty-bitty movie with a great big heart, Colma: The Musical is about how we learn to give voice -- joyfully, honestly, loudly -- to the truest parts of ourselves.
Jul 5, 2007
This is a potentially brilliant scenario, so it's unfortunate that Colma pays so little attention to Colma; it may as well be set anywhere.
Jul 3, 2007
Wonderfully staged numbers -- a raucous song in a tavern, a lovely ballad sung in a cemetery with couples dancing through the tombstones -- that give this little indie a big heart.
Jun 22, 2007
Deserves to be seen for its sheer originality and audacity.
Jun 19, 2007
Richard Wong's DV-shot musical channels an earnest, let's-put-on-a-show-ethos into a melancholy celebration of the titular San Francisco suburb.
Jun 7, 2007
After film versions of Dreamgirls and Rent, Colma: The Musical feels like a palette cleanser.
Jul 12, 2006
Amerindie Colma: The Musical just gives the kids music they like and characters they can identify with, forgetting any grandiosity.