THE BOOB MOVIE
nytheatre.com review by Seth Bisen-Hersh
Boobs are wonderful things. If you
agree, you should go see The Boob Movie. If you don’t agree and
aren’t amused by people who do, don’t go. And if you have any objection
to seeing seven hot girls topless and also three guys naked, too, then
this is not the show for you. But if you are into new musicals and into
nudity and especially breasts and into having a fun time, make sure you
catch this show.
August 15, 2002
The show is about two misunderstood nerds’ quest to see boobs for the first time. The premise is that these two, Boon and Derek, go on a double date with Boon’s girlfriend, Holly, and the new, cool girl, Elizabeth. The girls, sick of the nerds’ geekiness, tell them that if they manage to be in a high speed police chase and escape, then they will show them their breasts.
The show is very funny but is inconsistent and uneven. There are some scenes that are truly hysterical, while other scenes drag and feel superfluous to the plot; in fact some of the extra characters feel that way, as well. The show is also a little slowly paced and feels choppy, but that’s probably due to short rehearsal time. Jeff Hylton’s lyrics are often funny, rhyme really nicely, but lack much substance. David Azarow’s music is a bit too pop-oriented for my taste; I would have liked to hear some more lyrical melodies and less typical chord progressions. Also, there are quite a few songs without a melody at all, which I did not really care for. One rap-type number is quite enough. The songs are at their best when they are mostly about the subject matter of boobies. The best song, musically, was actually written by a different composer, Sean McCourt.
The young cast has a lot of potential. They all act their parts well, but although there aren’t any atrocious singers, there aren’t any spectacular ones either. There were some sound issues whenever the actors were offstage, which made it hard to catch a few songs and some dialogue. The best reasons to see the show are definitely the seven pairs of really nice breasts. Regardless, everyone left with a smile on his/her face. This is a fun, funny, enjoyable show with wonderful titillations, but do not expect a masterpiece.