Standing Ovation

There’s an endearing little musical that had an all-too-brief theatrical run back in 2010, has yet to emerge on DVD — and will bowl you over with its power to stun midnight movie audiences into submission. But don’t just take our word for it; here’s what Cinefamily friend Marc Heuck had to say about Standing Ovation at the time of its release: “I can’t deny the fact that I am currently in the midst of a ridiculously ebullient love affair with [this] independently-produced, East Coast-lensed spectacle attempting to be the tweener intersection of High School Musical and Jersey Shore. Sure, I could make jokes about the numerous plot threads about gambling addiction and unrequited crushes and parental absence — or the fact this story relies on so many deus ex machinae that it becomes a veritable deus ex officina — but, see, those are the very things I love about the movie! To paraphrase from Sealab 2021, Standing Ovation is a movie that makes me feel like a koala bear hacked up a rainbow in my brain — and to me, that is a pleasant thing!”
Dir. Stewart Raffill, 2010, 35mm, 105 min.

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