There are few films so focused on one real-life area as “In The Heights.” It is cliché but accurate to say that the city itself is a character in the film. And the titular one at that!
Jon M. Chu, “In The Heights” and “Crazy Rich Asians” director, has been busy on Twitter. With his newest film just released this weekend, he’s been spending his time promoting like crazy. However, that just means more content for us! For example, he shared a behind-the-scenes video of the cast partying after he’d yelled cut.
Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s newest movie musical boasts beautiful musical numbers and high energy. Moreover, “In The Heights” has really struck a cord with audiences. The film’s concentration on a diverse urban environment has brought many emotional reactions from fans. Some are hailing the film as a return to form for post-pandemic films. This is one of the biggest releases of this summer, and audience reactions are appropriately large.
Chu is also directing an adaptation of “Wicked” for Universal. His colorful style and talent for directing crowds make him a perfect fit for the role. Let us hope he brings the same amount of energy to the land of Oz as he does to the streets of “New Yooooork!”
“In The Heights is in theaters and on HBO Max right now. You can watch the first eight minutes below. But you may have to book a little extra time when you watch the whole film.