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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

A scene of musical creation follows that would not be nearly as painful if it didn't have bizarre echoes of the absolutely wonderful, flat-out brilliant Once, which you absolutely must see if you haven't yet, because it's in the late stages of its theater run, as I understand it. It's still around, though. Find it where you are if you can, because...man, I want to go see it again right now. If you want to see a scene where a duet gets taught around a piano, and you want that scene to be so firmly imprinted on your brain that every other scene involving the creative process will pale in comparison forever, go and see it. Comparing this movie to that movie is like comparing Full House to King Lear because they both involve daughters, but I'm telling you...you won't be able to watch supposedly spontaneous "let me teach you this song" scenes anymore, because you will be spoiled for them forever. Blissfully, awesomely spoiled. Back to the movie.

So this song is called "You Are The Music In Me," and the best thing I can say about it is that it could be worse. It's a good thing it's simple, so that Gabi and Troy can flawlessly sight-read it in harmony the first time they see it. Don't get me wrong -- singing with people can be real, real sexy, but this is just silly, and not just because an entire band is suddenly in the room with them, even though you can only see Kelsi at the piano. Late in the song, the rest of the gang busts into the room, and Kelsi invites them in with her arm so that everyone can join in. Isn't that wonderful? I mean, it's not, but...what are you going to do, right? It's almost like they're going for an end-of-Dirty-Dancing vibe here, which seems strange, and which taunts me with the prospect of the movie ending, when we're not even close. When the song is over, the rest of the gang begs Troy to do the talent show, and he says, "Maybe...we can work this out." And then there's a pause, and poor Zac Efron seriously looks like he wants to commit ritual suicide as he says, "But only...if we're all in this together." Wow. Barfing now. Stand back. It's one of those moments where you can sense the actor's discomfort, and the fact that he desperately wants to get past that line, because he dreads it like a bikini wax. (If you were about to say Zac Efron doesn't know what a bikini wax is like, I'm telling you right now, he still looks like a dolphin, and I therefore beg to differ.)

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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

A scene of musical creation follows that would not be nearly as painful if it didn't have bizarre echoes of the absolutely wonderful, flat-out brilliant Once, which you absolutely must see if you haven't yet, because it's in the late stages of its theater run, as I understand it. It's still around, though. Find it where you are if you can, because...man, I want to go see it again right now. If you want to see a scene where a duet gets taught around a piano, and you want that scene to be so firmly imprinted on your brain that every other scene involving the creative process will pale in comparison forever, go and see it. Comparing this movie to that movie is like comparing Full House to King Lear because they both involve daughters, but I'm telling you...you won't be able to watch supposedly spontaneous "let me teach you this song" scenes anymore, because you will be spoiled for them forever. Blissfully, awesomely spoiled. Back to the movie.

So this song is called "You Are The Music In Me," and the best thing I can say about it is that it could be worse. It's a good thing it's simple, so that Gabi and Troy can flawlessly sight-read it in harmony the first time they see it. Don't get me wrong -- singing with people can be real, real sexy, but this is just silly, and not just because an entire band is suddenly in the room with them, even though you can only see Kelsi at the piano. Late in the song, the rest of the gang busts into the room, and Kelsi invites them in with her arm so that everyone can join in. Isn't that wonderful? I mean, it's not, but...what are you going to do, right? It's almost like they're going for an end-of-Dirty-Dancing vibe here, which seems strange, and which taunts me with the prospect of the movie ending, when we're not even close. When the song is over, the rest of the gang begs Troy to do the talent show, and he says, "Maybe...we can work this out." And then there's a pause, and poor Zac Efron seriously looks like he wants to commit ritual suicide as he says, "But only...if we're all in this together." Wow. Barfing now. Stand back. It's one of those moments where you can sense the actor's discomfort, and the fact that he desperately wants to get past that line, because he dreads it like a bikini wax. (If you were about to say Zac Efron doesn't know what a bikini wax is like, I'm telling you right now, he still looks like a dolphin, and I therefore beg to differ.)

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