The streaming platform has added a jewel to its catalog: ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’, By Lin-Manuel Miranda.
One of the good things about the end of the year is that very prominent premieres begin to arrive. The nominations for the Oscars – and other awards – are approaching and the distributors bring their great productions to light. It is a great time for moviegoers, who have real gems at their fingertips, whether on streaming platforms or in movie theaters. One of them is Tick, Tick… Boom!, one of the best movies of the year that you can already see on Netflix.
The film is directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who makes his debut as a feature film director after making a name for himself in the musical genre. The job he rose to fame for is Hamilton, a Broadway play about one of America’s founders, Alexander Hamilton. It was a real revolution, but he was already attracting attention. With your first project, In the Heights He was already seen as a figure to be reckoned with in the industry. Years later, he had the opportunity to bring this story to the big screen under the title of In a New York neighborhood, although he was not in charge of the management.
Tick, Tick… Boom! is a love letter to the theater and will excite both fans of the performing arts and those who have not seen a live musical in their life. It is a ‘biopic’ of Jonathan Larson, author of Rent and the musical that gives the tape its name, Tick, Tick… Boom! Larson was a well-known composer in the 90s and in all his works he explored current issues at the time, such as homophobia or addiction.
In the title role is Andrew Garfield, who continues to forge a very interesting career after learning about success with The Amazing Spider-Man. In these years he has worked with Martin Scorsese in Be quiet, with Mel Gibson in To a man and with David Robert Mitchell in What hides Silver Lake. Now he is entering the musical field and succeeds in succeeding. “The movie is anchored in a sensational portrayal of Andrew Garfield as Larson”, Brian Lowry’s opinion CNN, a comment that is very present in the general criticism. “The movie is a bit messy, but that doesn’t matter because Garfield’s performance is amazing,” says Sarah Jane for Austin Chronicle.
The specialized press supports the film and sees it as an ingenious way to film the artist’s career. The great value is the figure of Jonathan Larson, whose life gives rise to a “fascinating portrait” of his creative process. Thanks to this, it will excite both fans of musicals and those who are not. It has songs, yes, but well integrated enough not to end up fed up with the songs.
Tick, Tick… Boom! It is available on Netflix since the month of November.
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