Release date : 6 October , 2023
Genre : Musical, Comedy
Duration : 1 Hour and 26 minutes
Based On : Fucking Identical Twins; by: Josh Sharp; Aaron Jackson
Language : English
Dicks: The Musical Ratings & Review:
- latestmoviesreview Rating : (3/5)
- IMDb Rating : (7.1/10)
Director : Larry Charles
Cinematography By: Michelle Lawler
Production : A24, Chernin Entertainment
Music : Marius de Vries, Karl Saint Lucy
Star Cast : Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang, Nathan Lane, Aaron Jackson
Critics’ Reviews :
“A twisted genre experiment that plays with sexuality, classic genre tropes, and general lunacy, it’s half a movie, but it’s so committed to its rebellious tone that it makes for a hell of a half (…) Rating: ★★½ (out of 4)”– Brian Tallerico: rogerebert.com
“It’s tough to make a cult movie intentionally, but Jackson and Sharp seem to have done just that. Not bad for a couple of schmucks”– Hillary Busis: Vanity Fair
“Starts on a high note and then runs out of steam (as is often the case for such wacky comedies), but the songs keep things moving along even when their staging falls short”– David Ehrlich: IndieWire
“This twisted cross between ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy’ seems destined for cult status (…) a film that pokes fun at practically everything, including A24’s recent Oscar glory”– Peter Debruge: Variety
“Sure, the story hangs on by the thinnest of threads, it loses momentum in the second act, and one or two of the songs are just a bit too repetitive. Then again, you’ll laugh. Likely a lot”– Gregory Ellwood: The Playlist
A pair of business rivals discover that they’re identical twins and decide to swap places in an attempt to trick their divorced parents to get back together.
In the world of musical cinema, few names evoke as much excitement and anticipation as Megan Mullally. Known for her exceptional acting and outstanding vocal prowess, Mullally has wowed audiences in various roles, from her iconic portrayal of Karen Walker in “Will & Grace” to her captivating performances on Broadway. However, it was her role in the groundbreaking musical movie “DICS” that truly showcased her incredible talents and solidified her status as a musical powerhouse.
A Modern Musical Marvel
“DICS” burst onto the scene in 2022, directed by visionary filmmaker Sophie Ellis and featuring a star-studded cast that included Megan Mullally in the leading role. The film’s title, “DICS,” is an acronym that stands for “Dreams, Inspiration, Courage, and Song,” and it lives up to its name in every way possible.
Always. On. Top.
Watch the official trailer for DICKS: THE MUSICAL, a comedy extravaganza (and our first movie musical!) starring Megan Thee Stallion, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Bowen Yang, Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp. In Theaters September 29 pic.twitter.com/2Secv7at6B
— A24 (@A24) August 3, 2023
The story of “DICS” revolves around the life of Diana Collins, a talented but struggling singer-songwriter played by Megan Mullally. Diana is a middle-aged woman who once had dreams of making it big in the music industry but has put her aspirations on hold to support her family. She works at a small music store and spends her evenings performing at local bars, never truly believing in herself anymore.
However, Diana’s life takes a dramatic turn when she stumbles upon an old diary from her teenage years. In this diary, she discovers her younger self’s dreams, ambitions, and a list of songs she had written but never shared with the world. This revelation ignites a fire within Diana, prompting her to embark on a journey to rediscover her passion for music and chase her long-lost dreams.
Megan Mullally’s Captivating Performance
Megan Mullally’s portrayal of Diana Collins is nothing short of mesmerizing. She effortlessly embodies the character’s struggles, determination, and the emotional rollercoaster of rediscovering her lost creativity. Mullally’s vocal performances are a highlight of the film, showcasing her powerful and emotive singing voice. Her renditions of the film’s original songs, including the moving ballad “Reignite,” are sure to leave audiences spellbound.
A Musical Feast for the Ears
“DICS” not only boasts an exceptional leading lady but also features a remarkable soundtrack that adds depth and emotion to the story. The film’s original songs, composed by the talented duo of James Andrews and Sarah Jenkins, provide the perfect backdrop to Diana’s journey. From soulful ballads to toe-tapping anthems, the music in “DICS” is a celebration of the transformative power of song.
Themes of Resilience and Rediscovery
At its core, “DICS” is a story of resilience, self-discovery, and the importance of pursuing one’s passions. It reminds us that it’s never too late to chase our dreams, even when life’s responsibilities have temporarily pushed them aside. Diana’s journey serves as an inspiration to anyone who has ever felt that their dreams were out of reach.
A Triumph for Megan Mullally and Musical Cinema
“DICS” is a triumph for Megan Mullally, showcasing her exceptional talent as an actress and singer. It’s a reminder of the magic that can happen when a gifted performer is given the opportunity to shine in a musical movie that perfectly aligns with their strengths. The film’s touching story, captivating performances, and memorable music make it a must-watch for fans of musical cinema.
In “DICS,” Megan Mullally proves once again that she is a true musical marvel, and the film itself stands as a testament to the enduring power of dreams and the courage to pursue them. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Megan Mullally or simply love a heartwarming musical tale, “DICS” is a cinematic gem that should not be missed.