a little family-friendly fun with the v.v.'s

looking for a little date night fun?  while it didn't receive two thumbs up from ebert (or roeper...but i think he died, so it shouldn't reflect on the film that he withheld his thumbs), i have a GREAT movie recommendation for you: sunday school musical.

yes, i typed that correctly.  being big 'high school musical' fans AND fans of sunday school, todd and i knew we couldn't go wrong when we saw this little gem staring us in the face in the kid's section at the library.  we were sold when we saw the tagline, "we put the 'hip' in worship!"  good, i was thinking worship was getting a little old school and could use a little pick-me-up.  needless to say, we checked it out.  and a little more necessary to say, we actually watched it.

want to know what your life has been missing without this beaut?  besides the fact that you obviously don't know the words to 'you're not the boss' and you've never heard zachary's rap about a manhole, you can't possibly experienced suspense on this level.

biracial zachary is torn between his old, KICKIN, multi-ethnic church choir and his new, lame, white-kids school choir - both of which will be competing at the states competition...AGAINST EACH OTHER.  bum bum bum.  will he betray his old friends?! will his dad come back from the military in time to see him perform?!  will he say anything insensitive to the girl whose mom just died?!  why is he watching himself breakdance in the mirror in the school bathroom?!  will the choir judge go against the what the bible clearly says about choir competitions and forbid them to compete?!

also, the lady from the 1-800-BETS-OFF commercial cameos as zachary's no-nonsense bible class teacher - you've never seen her in a role like this before.

you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll watch it over and over again.  or just the once.  whatever, your life will never be the same.  so if you like semi-inspirational, mildly-christian boyz II men karaoke,  this movie is for you.  check it out at the library - they have two copies.  (i'd hurry, though; after this review i have a feeling the queue list will back up for these babies.)

still not convinced? check out the trailer.  it's the BEST AT EVERYTHING.

it also inspired some profound dialogue between my husband and i - always welcome, since we've been married for nearly three years now and have run out of things to talk about.

todd: he's like usher.  you know like an church. HA. HA.
paige: ha.ha.
todd: he's the christian usher.
paige: he's CRUSHER.
todd: if you don't blog this, you would be very wrong.

and, after seeing zachary sporting a striking black-and-white striped hoodie, todd was like, "what are you, the hamburglar?"

and there's the real suspense of the movie: what IS he, the HAMBURGLAR?!?!  seriously, edge-of-your-seat kind of stuff here, people.

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