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I had no idea this movie existed, let alone the subject matter.

It leaves Netflix on November 9 so you have very few days left to see it.

The topic is "Industrial Musicals" from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Thrill to the musical "The Bathrooms Are Coming!" To a sexpot hawking Purina Pet Chow! But most of all, it gives you pause when you realize that there was real talent working on these, making real money, and being totally dedicated to their craft - even if it was in service to a distributor meeting for John Deere tractors.

My description makes the movie sound less interesting, emotional, and fascinating than it is, so here are some quotes from Rotten Tomatoes (where it got a 100% from critics and 91% from audience reviews)...

"Bathtubs Over Broadway pulls back the curtains on a delightfully entertaining -- and surprisingly affecting -- glimpse into a largely forgotten corner of pop culture."

"Another reminder that top-drawer musical-theater talent has long been more abundant in America than prestigious paying gigs, and that great actors can make you cry when they're singing about car-key blanks."

"Truly one of the most delightful and one of the most entertaining feature docs to come my way in a very long time."

"Even if you feel like nothing about the subject matter of Bathtubs Over Broadway would interest you, I think you might be surprised how much watching another person get so excited about something gets under your skin in such a revitalizing manner."

"It's not hyperbole to say that this film is a celebration of the wonders humanity can achieve, whether the entire world or just a hundred people from sales are taking notice."

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I haven't seen it (yet), might now, based on your recommendation. Anyone who has Amazon Prime can rent it for $3.99. cool


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Talked my daughter, who initially wasn't interested, into seeing it. She thought it was wonderful.

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This sounds like my kind of good time. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
This sounds like my kind of good time. Thanks for the recommendation!

You of all people will LOVE it, guaranteed.

Maybe it will inspire you to produce the musical "No More Cloudy Days!" at NAMM, where nubile women and buff dudes extol the virtues of the Cloudlifter during the climactic closing number, while a giant fake sun rises slowly behind the dancers.

And have Christina Aguilera sing "Lift Me Up" as she sits on a pyramid of Cloudlifters, surrounded by giant dancing microphones. Yeah, that's the ticket!

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I’m in! Now, all we need is a NAMM show.

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
I’m in! Now, all we need is a NAMM show.

Maybe not! After watching the new episode of The Mandalorian, I realized we could probably do a digital fakery of the production...all we need is one of those cool LED background panels Disney uses smile I bet they'll be affordable in under 5 years.

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Just watched. Way better than I could have imagined. Makes me really miss NYC pre pandemic. Would like to buy the book Steve wrote, it's a fair price for a hardcover book but a little more than I can spend on a book today.


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Originally Posted by Doerfler
Just watched. Way better than I could have imagined.

Same here. It was much more that how it was described.


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