Going to prom for some is an amazing event, for others it’s a traumatic nightmare. For high school student Emma Nolan in small-town Indiana, the latter rings true. Not because she doesn’t have someone to go with, but because that special someone happens to be a girl.
Despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned Emma from attending the prom with her (secret) girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee (Meryl Streep) and Barry (James Corden) decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public image, they hit the road with Angie (Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night during which she can truly celebrate who she is.
Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham, Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.
The Prom is out now on Netflix, and is an absolute must see during quarantine!