At the age of 16, not many of us have a clue or really a thought about what we want to be. And often times, if we do it is not something sustainable. I have probably had at minimum 10 options in mind between the ages of 14- 16, when I started looking for colleges. Jamie, on the other hand is clear on what he wants to do. Jamie stands out for being unlike anyone else with an understanding mum, Margaret (Sarah Lancashire) and supportive best friend, BFF Pritti Pasha (Lauren Patel) by his side; however there are a few left obstacles before this fabulous aspiring female impersonator can become successful on screen. Luckily, with a little help from retired queen Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant), he'll discover who and what kind of man to be in life.
This film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End was set to be released in February on Disney after they released the trailer for National Coming Out Month but it was ultimately picked up and premiered on Amazon Prime.
One of the best parts about the film are the catchy tunes that will be stuck in your head for days and the ways that Jamie and the community inspire one another to be more accepting, and to see the value in facing adversity stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight. And we can't forget the shiny red pumps!
Everybody's Talking About Jamie stars newcomer Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant. The stage production's director, Jonathan Butterell, makes his feature-film debut as director, with screenplay and lyrics by Tom MacRae, songs by Dan Gillespie Sells and a score composed by Sells and Anne Dudley. Mark Herbert, p.g.a., Peter Carlton, p.g.a., and Arnon Milchan are producing, with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma and Jes Wilkins serving as executive producers.
Running Time: 2 hours
Rating: PG-13 due to thematic elements, strong language, and suggestive material