Seriously Red – Movie Review
Director: Gracie Otto
Writer: Krew Boylan (Screenplay)
- Krew Boylan (Primal)
- Daniel Webber (Escape from Pretoria)
- Rose Byrne (Insidious)
- Celeste Barber
- Bobby Cannavale (Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle)
Plot: A realtor pursues a new career as a Dolly Parton impersonator.
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Seriously Red starts as Red (Boylan) finds herself being embarrassed once again by her work. She is forced to attend a work party as her idol Dolly Parton. However, this opens a connection with Teeth (Barber) in an impersonator career. After Red quits her job, she decides to chase her dream.
Red finds herself touring with Kenny Rogers (Webber), Elvis (Byrne) and other impersonators. However, this sends her down a path of being uncertain about herself, while enjoying the spotlight she has gained.
Verdict on Seriously Red
Red is known as a clumsy friendly woman, she tends to take things too far being seen as a clown in the office. She has a massive Dolly Parton fan and dresses up as her idol in her free time. When she performs a song as Dolly, she gets recruited for an impersonator music tour. Red’s life is changed as she gets to perform the songs of her favourite singer and her life changes in ways she never imagined.
Kenny Rogers is the most popular member of the act, Red must win her approval before getting into the act. He can wow the crowds but finds himself getting caught up in the middle of being this performer.
Teeth is the lady that runs the acts, she recruits the newest talent and makes the most of what she sees. She sees something in Red and pushes her into becoming the latest act. Teeth has funny stories to tell along the way, bringing laughs when needed.
EP is an Elvis impersonator that is on the circuit, she sees something in Red too. However, she sees more fear in what is being offered from potentially being replaced by Dolly.
Krew Boylan writes and leads this movie. She is wonderful to watch, as she brings the vulnerable side to her character. As well as bringing the confidence she needs to perform.
In the supporting cast, Daniel Webber, Rose Byrne and Celeste Barber are all great to watch. They bring everything they need to make an impact in the movie.
The movie follows a Dolly Parton impersonator that gets a dream to travel around performing as her. She sees her life change and become a major name in the circuit but she starts to question herself in this world.
This is an enjoyable musical comedy taking us into the impersonator circuit. It shows that people can chase their dreams and get caught up in the changes, as well as needing to learn what is the most important thing. You will get a lot of fun in this movie and the different performers all shine. The comedy in the movie gets laughs throughout the film.
Where to Watch: Signature Entertainment presents Seriously Red on Digital Platforms on 13th February.
Final Thoughts –Seriously Red is an enjoyable musical comedy.