Greatest Documentary Musical Comedy Thriller You'll Ever See
"One Night Stand" is a wonderful musical comedy documentary where Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson, Richard Kind, a bunch of other great actors and many talented writers and composers try to write, memorize, stage and perform four short musicals in 24 hours. This turns out to be somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible. Watching them try is both hilarious and terrifying.
"One Night Stand" might be your only chance to watch real, legitimate actors you have seen on, say, "Modern Family" feel like they are going to fail and die. Rachel Dratch, who must sing, looks like she has volunteered to be locked in a room with a hive full of bees.
All that, and the movie is funny, too. Plus, you get to watch ideas as they evolve from the feverish scribblings of desperate composers the night before to fully evolved bits on stage. There's a great sequence where Scarlett Strallen, best known for playing Mary Poppins, learns and then eventually performs a dance move known as a "stripper drop." This is a movie that will not disappoint.
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