"Music" is a musical disaster directed by the performer, Sia. Not only is it one of the worst films in recent years, but it's disgustingly offensive to people on the autism spectrum. The story is horrible, Sia's directorial debut is a failure, and Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr.'s performances seem phoned in. Their acting is lazy, and it feels like they were forced to be in this movie against their will. Sia's protégé, Maddie Ziegler from "Dance Moms", is completely miscast as the autistic main character. As Robert Downey Jr. famously points out in Tropic Thunder, you can never authentically play a character with a disability; it is best to have an actor on the disabled spectrum take on the role instead. The film's music is bland, and the visuals are a colorful nightmare where the Teletubbies meet Cirque du Soleil. "Music" already has the distinction of being one of the worst musicals ever made, which is hard to accomplish after 2019's "Cats". What even makes "Music" worse is that "Cats" production appeared to have effort put into it, but like Hudson and Odom's performances, "Music" as a whole came off flat, giving the impression there was no effort put in at all. Due to sloppy editing, terrible direction, horrendous music, and the offensive portrayal of autism, "Music" will go down as one of the worst movies of all time and makes "Cats" look like "West Side Story."
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