I saw this film in the theatre and couldn't wait to buy it.
But before I could, I ran into someone who hadn't enjoyed it in the theatre. They said they kept waiting to see what the 'nineth film' would be about. Well, it isn't that kind of film, so don't just wait for it to start.
Instead, sit back, suspend reality, and take it all in.
As an academic, I don't normally allow myself to do this. I sit through films critiquing them, analyzing them, seeing what their comment on society is. But I knew this was going to be eye-candy, so I let it be that. I enjoy musicals, and know they aren't typically comments on society. I was shocked and am ever impressed with Kate Hudson's singing and dancing. I love Daniel Day-Lewis in anything he acts in - he can't go wrong. Dame Judy Dench, Nicole Kidman, etc, etc = bonus, bonus, bonus. It is a hot movie. So, suspend reality and ... just sit back and enjoy!!!