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Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)

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Critic Consensus: It may not be as effervescent as its title character, but Everybody's Talking About Jamie remains an infectiously enjoyable musical with an uplifting message.

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Inspired by true events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mum (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But Jamie also has to contend with an unsupportive father (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired careers advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids who attempt to rain on his sensational parade. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and to step out of the darkness into the spotlight.

Cast

Max Harwood
as Jamie New
Lauren Patel
as Pritti Pasha
Richard E. Grant
as Hugo Battersby/Loco Chanelle
Sharon Horgan
as Miss Hedge
Sarah Lancashire
as Margaret New
Ralph Ineson
as Wayne New
Samuel Bottomley
as Dean Paxton
Ramzan Miah
as Zayn Sharma
Gareth Joyner
as Myra DuBois
Alex Anstey
as Laika Virgin
Daniel Wallace
as Tray Sophisticay
Shameem Ahmad
as Mrs. Mahenthiralingam
Amanda Edwards
as Mrs. Pasha
Rita May
as Mrs. Cardwell
Adeel Akhtar
as Iman Masood
Alan Connor
as Football Dad
Spike White
as Iman Masood
Evo Payne
as Parent
Steven Eljay
as Shift Worker
Andrea Kovacs
as Stern Shop Assistant
Noah Leggott
as Young Jamie New
John McCrea
as Young Loco Chanelle
Holmes Olly
as Student
Cory McClane
as Lover Boy
Jermaine Allen
as Fashion Show Guest
Ruth Horrocks
as Party Guest
Micky Bowyer
as Police Officer/DJ
Tina Louise Owens
as Street Party Guest
Rachel Izen
as Dinner Lady/Moppette
Brenda Newhouse
as Dinner Lady/Ballroom Dancer
Samuel Williams
as Drag Queen/Clubber
Ryan Cox
as Aaron
Pete Nata
as Newsagent
Joshua McGahan
as Fire Dancer
Wilson Green
as Party member
Armani La Wong
as Night Club Lady
Grant Crookes
as Football Referee
Chris Seven
as Football Fan/Partygoer
Zion Battles
as Levi Brookes(voice)
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All Critics (92) | Top Critics (30)

Jamie, Pritti, Hugo, Loco... These figures are designed to appeal to girls, boys and everyone in between. As such, they more than deserve to be the talk of the town.

October 8, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Making the characters and setting cohere is really the job of the musical numbers, and they aren't quite up to the task.

September 24, 2021 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The young actor seems to share his character's confidence in his own destiny; he's best in the well-choreographed songs. The film depends perhaps too much on them, but, then again, you don't turn the music down at a good party.

September 23, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

With its "Glee"-colored dance numbers and drag-lite drag scenes, "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" just isn't serving.

September 23, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A heartwarming musical with the performances to really make it shine.

September 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Jamie might not be striding into new territory exactly, but it's a superficial charmer of a movie.

September 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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