A modern musical that should not be missed. I bought the movie and soundtrack this weekend. Be prepared for raw, real music and emotion. This is not the typical over-the-top showiness of most musicals. While music is the basis of this movie, the people do not exactly randomly burst into song without explanation, it is much more believable than most musicals (not to say that I don't LOVE musicals and all of their wonderfulness). Well worth the time and money if you ask me.