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Old 02-03-21, 12:23 PM
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Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.





Zu is newly sober when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music, a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia's favorite themes: finding your voice and creating family.

Starring: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.
Directed by: Sia

Music, the new film from Sia, catch it in select IMAX theaters for one-night only on February 10th and available in the US everywhere on demand February 12th.

Sia's album Music (songs from and inspired by the motion picture) is out February 12, 2021 and features "Hey Boy," "Together,” & more.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7541720
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/music
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

So, the Golden Globe nominations came out today, and this was nominated for Best Picture and Actress. Of course, no one in the real world has seen it yet.

I don't want to turn this into a political debate, but there was a brouhaha about Sia using Ziegler, who is not autistic, to play an autistic character. I must have a ways to go in my journey to wokeness because I think that is a load of crap.

No way for me to know if this movie is good or bad, but just the fact that it was attacked sight unseen has me on its side for now.

I am confused though, since it says this stars Kate Hudson, but that is clearly Lucas Black in the trailer.
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
So, the Golden Globe nominations came out today, and this was nominated for Best Picture and Actress. Of course, no one in the real world has seen it yet.

I don't want to turn this into a political debate, but there was a brouhaha about Sia using Ziegler, who is not autistic, to play an autistic character. I must have a ways to go in my journey to wokeness because I think that is a load of crap.

No way for me to know if this movie is good or bad, but just the fact that it was attacked sight unseen has me on its side for now.

I am confused though, since it says this stars Kate Hudson, but that is clearly Lucas Black in the trailer.
The attacks on casting are dumb (seriously dumb), but it just doesn't look good. And the whole "she's happy on the inside" just seems weird here

Black looks pretty good in a dress though, so kudos to him pulling that off.

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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I don't want to turn this into a political debate, but there was a brouhaha about Sia using Ziegler, who is not autistic, to play an autistic character. I must have a ways to go in my journey to wokeness because I think that is a load of crap.
I obviously know nothing about this movie but Ziegler’s character looks autistic in the “real life” parts of the movies but does not look autistic in the fantasy dance numbers. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pull that off if you’re using an actual autistic person.

Of course, just from the trailer, I’m not sure I buy that performance resembling someone on the autism spectrum either. She looks more like she went more for a highly intellectually disabled person.
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

I think it really looks bad. Wonder if the producers showered the HFPA with gifts or something. And how bad must these 10 Sia songs be in a movie they deem worthy of a Best Musical or Comedy nomination to not get a single nod for Best Original Song in a year where nobody has heard any of these songs on the radio or a Spotify playlist?
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

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I obviously know nothing about this movie but Ziegler’s character looks autistic in the “real life” parts of the movies but does not look autistic in the fantasy dance numbers. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pull that off if you’re using an actual autistic person.

Of course, just from the trailer, I’m not sure I buy that performance resembling someone on the autism spectrum either. She looks more like she went more for a highly intellectually disabled person.
It’s like how Glee was criticized got casting a non-wheelchair person, but he also had non-wheelchair fantasy dance numbers (which could’ve been created to deflect criticism—who knows).

But this isn’t new. Inappropriate casting has been criticized for decades.
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

This song was probably not in the soundtrack


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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

I know it only has 7 reviews at this moment, but it's currently sitting at 29% on RT.
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Re: Music (2021, D: Sia) S: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr.

I liked the little blurb on deadline.com: "Our chief film critic Pete Hammond’s verdict was this: “The film was privately shown to me in early December in hopes I would interview Sia and say nice things about her movie; I politely declined after seeing it, finding it lacking in just about every area.”"

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