Please Baby Please has an interesting cast with a promising storyline. The first act is so strong it will have you engaged, then it gets to the second act which is redundant to the brilliance of the first act which is rather disappointing to the performance from Andre Riseborough. The acting from the supporting cast isn’t bad, it’s that the characters are written so annoying that it will turn a lot of people off.
It doesn’t feel like a movie that connects to the real world at all with the characters that attempts too hard to tell us something. We get the struggles of coming out and being yourself. It feels like the story overall fell flat where it could have been a unique and mind-blowing musical that could go in the time capsule with the cast involved.
Amanda Kramer and Noel David Taylor had great concepts but poorly executed decisions along the way with Please Baby Please like it was trying too hard to be a modern West Side Story with self-discovery. It’s not a great unique musical like Anna and The Apocalypse was. It felt like the script had more ideas for bits rather than fleshed-out details.
At the end of the day, it’s a nice way to kill time but it’s easily forgettable and won’t be worth buying a ticket or blind buying the digital or physical copies along the release.
Overall Grade: 2/5 Stars
Written By: AJ Friar