(2020) (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr.) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Musical: A look at the life and times of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries.
It's 1776 and 19-year-old immigrant Alexander Hamilton (LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA) arrives in New York, with his rhetorical reputation preceding him. He meets other hopeful revolutionaries against the British rule of King George (JONATHAN GROFF) including Aaron Burr (LESLIE ODEOM JR.) with whom he develops a competitive relationship. That's heightened when General George Washington (CHRISTOPHER JACKSON) chooses him as his right-hand man, although Alexander longs for a military regiment of his own. What he does get is a relationship with Eliza Schuyler (PHILLIPA SOO) after her sister, Angelica (RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY), introduces them.
After the revolution, Alexander's adversarial relationship with Aaron continues as the new country begins to take shape, with Thomas Jefferson (DAVEED DIGGS) returning from France and becoming Secretary of State, while Alexander has the job of Secretary of the Treasury handed to him by newly-elected President Washington. Even later, and with his son, Philip (SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT), following in his footsteps, Alexander continues to serve his country all while facing political opponents and personal controversy.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of the Broadway musical (or have heard the buzz about it) they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For language and some suggestive material.
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