- Title Come From Away
- Director Christopher Ashley
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 47m
- Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
- Tagline Experience a story of healing and hope
Filmed live on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the remarkable true story of 38 flights grounded in a small Canadian town on 11 September 2001. As the locals host these 'come from aways', they come together and find hope.
|2:57||Simply loving these accents.|
|8:01||“An incident in the United States.”|
|12:32||If endless bad news means people want to help to be distracted, maybe that’s one upside.|
|13:49||Haha, the man not knowing about tampons.|
|16:31||BBC keeping everyone informed. Legends.|
|20:49||“You tink about it.”|
|29:42||“I have found one cat. Do you think it’s Lyle that’s barking?”|
|33:16||Numbers for the win, international translation by paragraph number.|
|42:37||“Are there vegetables in Canada?”|
|49:04||You can’t cancel hockey in Canada!|
|59:44||This multi-faith song is something else.|
|1:02:05||The plane is sinking into the runway? Jeez louise.|
|1:08:20||I’m not kissing no fish.|
|1:12:30||“The World War II crew retired.” YAS.|
|1:19:08||“You are not voting on our destination.” Yea, planes don’t work like that.|
|1:38:09||“Knock, knock” “Come on in, the door’s open.”|
I’ve been wanting to watch this since Apple TV+ released it on their streaming platform, but was waiting for the right moment - I knew it was going to be a bit of an emotional watch, so the mood had to be right. I’m so annoyed I waited so long, because it’s brilliant!
And yes, it’s emotional, and it’s a bit corny in places, and oof the songs have to do a lot of heavy-lifting in terms of telling the story, but what an incredible piece of work. It’s funnier than I was expecting, and the staging was mind-blowing - so many characters with so few people, and they do so much with just a turntable, a hole in the wall, and a bunch of chairs. Amazing.
I don’t know that it’s a musical I’d go back to again and again for the songs, outside of I Am Here and Me and the Sky, I didn’t fell like there was a lot to hook into. But it will be worth watching over and again for sure.
Rating: 5 / 5