Grease Live

2016 "An electrifying LIVE television event!"
7.3| 2h10m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 31 January 2016 Released
Producted By: Marc Platt Productions
Country: United States of America
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After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.


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Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski

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Quiet Muffin This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
Philippa All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
Francene Odetta It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
adonis98-743-186503 After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again. Grease Live! the live musical based on the 1978 music (not counting the sequel) is kind of tame just like it's predecessor's were, i mean as i said in my reviews for the movies, i loved the idea just not the execution or the story as a whole and this happens with this musical as well. To be honest the best thing that ever happened to the Grease name was probably that 'Glee' episode with Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner as Sandy and Danny. (5.0/10)
plutus1947 The reviews here appear to be from those who either loved or hated the movie. In my case, although it was not performed in the same way as the original movie and we should never have expected it would be, I loved it although it was obviously much different.My favourite song in the original Grease movie was Rizzo's 'There Are Worse Things I Could Do' and I never thought anyone could perform this song better than Stockard Channing. However Vanessa Hudgens ran Stockard very, very close, especially when she was nursing the grief of her father dying only the day before she performed. Obviously being the trooper she is she insisted on appearing out of respect and in honour of her father. What a cracking job she did.My deepest commiserations Vanessa.There should be no need to go into the plot of this musical as I am sure virtually everyone knows this from the original 1978 movie and indeed the stage musical.It goes to show how gigantic movie studios are as the whole musical was filmed 'Live' on the Warner Bros sets.To film something like Grease Live, live was a tremendous feat and there is no way anyone could see the 'joins'.Everything was done flawlessly and some of the quick changes the performers had to make was like 'Greased Lightening'.There are a couple of new songs in the show but they fitted in perfectly.I must admit that I only recognised the name of one performer, Keke Palmer. I first saw her as Akeelah in the movie 'Akeelah and the Bee'. I thought after seeing her in that movie she was a wonderful actor and her performance in Grease Live gave me no reason to change my opinion.The remaining actors performed their parts wonderfully and as far as I could see flawlessly.Special mention must be made of both Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski, the Directors. It must have been a nightmare skitting from set to set to ensure the sets were correct, the costume changes went without problems and the actors were on screen for their cues.All in all I would recommend this movie to everyone and suggest they get the DVD, turn the lights down low, cuddle up with a loved one and enjoy.
yourj I am a teen of the 2010s and had my childhood throughout the 2000s so my most beloved musical will be "High School Musical" but I've known the musical Grease for a long time now since I discovered it in 2012 and to my point of view, this version re-introduced Grease to our generation. Grease is among my favorite musicals and this version proved that Grease really is the word.In my opinion, the 1978 movie and Grease:Live shouldn't be compared to each other. Why? Because both of them were just remakes of the original Broadway show in 1972. One for the big screen and one for the television. So they really are different. Some fans of the movie may complain but they should remember that the movie itself was just a version of the original and Grease: Live is a version of the Broadway show with some parts that were took from the movie version. But I understand why they react that way. I just don't like is that they don't include the original when comparing.I just loved the fact that some of the big stars from Hollywood were part of the show. It included former iconic teen stars, Vanessa Hudgens who portrayed Gabriela in the iconic musical "High School Musical", Keke Palmer from the Nickelodeon sitcom, True Jackson VP and Carlos PenaVega from Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush. Also appeared in the show were three of the decade's big music artists, Carly Rae Jepsen and Jessie J as well as the group band DNCE. It also included Mario Lopez with the Broadway star and Les Miserables actor Aaron Tveit and Dancing with the stars contestant-turned-judge Julianne Hough. It really wasn't just a show with unknown celebrities. Many were famous stars and it helped Grease: Live to get more attention from the younger audience.Speaking of the cast's performance, Everyone in the cast performed well. It may not be the greatest but they still did great. From major roles to minor roles they portrayed their characters well. I love the portrayal of Keke Palmer as Marty because she made Marty flirty, more bitchy and at the same time classy. Though her accent might really sound odd but I actually do not think she's overacting it. The way she acted is very theatrical for me. Another character that stood out to me was Elle Mclemore's portrayal as Patty Simcox. She really slayed it! I also liked Carly Rae Jepsen's portrayal of Frenchy. I never imagined her acting because she's a pop singer, but she really had a talent in acting. Vanessa's portrayal of Rizzo made her character more relatable. You can feel Rizzo on the way she portrayed.I also liked how they rearranged the plot to make things more understandable, like the reason why Sandy left the dance floor where in the 1978 movie, it wasn't clear. The musical performances were great too. I loved how they included "Freddy my Love" and "Those magic changes" where in the movie version, they were removed. "Those Magic Changes" were included though in the movie version but it was just among the background music during the Prom scene. I don't like the performance of Boyz II Men in Beauty School Dropout. It sounded very 1990s boy band. They should've sung ala The Platters. The newly added song number sung by Carly also sounded 2010s. Though I don't care about it because some of the added songs in the movie version also sounded very 70s. It included the opening song, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You're the one that I want, as well as the movie version of Born to the Hand Jive.The scene where the old met the new frenchie is so oddly satisfying for me.I don't like though the idea of the so called "Integration of the Cast". I knew that it was done to avoid some misunderstanding towards the black community but they should have sticked to the historical truth. But i'm fine with it. Over all this was a great version of the Broadway show Grease, both production wise and acting wise. Great job.
Amanda Let me start off by saying....Aaron Tveit, who plays Danny Zuko, is so undeniably the star of the show. If you don't yet know who he is, you soon will, and, along with the rest of the world, won't be able to forget him ever after! He has the most unbelievable vocals but he's also very good-looking (to be frank, the man is smokin hot) and has so much charisma. He is, like no joke, basically the definition of perfection! I've been in such awe of Aaron Tveit enough as it is prior to watching him as Danny Zuko. He is just epically flawless in all aspects of his performances; he honestly is that rare form of a human that truly excels at everything he does! I loooved him in the show Graceland and was so bummed when they didn't renew it for a fourth season! (He was the majority reason for why I got hooked on watching it right from the start of Season 1 Episode 1). If you watch him in anything he's a part of, you will without a doubt see what I'm talking about. He has some sort of addictive and magical appeal to him that just draws you in and you can't manage take your eyes off him whenever watching him on-screen. He quickly will become your main reason for watching anything else he's credited in. The whole cast of "Grease: Live" is right up there though as far as star quality goes. Julianne Hough (Sandy), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo), and Carlos PenaVega (Kenickie) are really great! Jordan Fisher (who played Doody) was a HUGE surprise for me since I hadn't known of him prior to seeing it. Fisher's performance is impeccable and his voice is so beautiful and sultry. (Really though.) Mark my words: You will wind up playing "Those Magic Changes" on repeat excessively after hearing it the first time around. In its entirety, and despite the technical difficulties they encountered (it's a LIVE production, so it was super ballsy and already prone to experiencing some technical issues, but that's regardless), "Grease: Live" is no doubt a game-changer; it's an irreplaceable experience for all the senses. It's not a remake of Grease, it's a whole new doubled-down version...and they sort of have, in many ways, made/rewrote history. Trust me when I say, it deserves to be #1 on your list of shows to watch (or soundtracks to buy) as soon as you have the time, and it's definitely beyond worth that time!