Thursday, June 22, 9:30 p.m., Castro Theatre: West Coast première
I absolutely adored Tom Gustafson’s previous film, Were the World Mine, so much so that, after seeing it at the InsideOut festival in Toronto, I still attended both Frameline screenings. It was very nearly enough to make me care about rugby! However, I found myself bored repeatedly in Hello Again, fidgeting and counting the pairings to see how much more of the film was left to screen. The singing and the acting are all top notch, of course, with some big names from Broadway and Hollywood among the cast. I just never felt drawn into the story in any satisfying way. Recommended, especially for musical theater mavens, but not by any stretch a must-see.
• IMDb page • Official website (SPEAKproductions) • trailer • Twitter: @HelloAgainMovie •