Just rewatched this after first watching it in the movie theatre. I'd have to say that this is fine, the original is better but this is good. It does start to answer the question of why you can't go back and change things, but it never delved deeper into it. Overall I give this a half star more than I gave it last time.
I absolutely loved this movie!! I don't care if the plot was weird or the unbelievability of happenings. This was a really, really good music movie. Not a super fan of Tom Cruise, but he crushed it!! Paul Giamatti was the perfect smarmy guy. I loved, loved the story line between the bar owner and Russel Brand. One of my fav movies is Mama Mia because of the utter joy it gives me and this is no different.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I appreciated how lighthearted and enjoyable this film was. Sure there was a “message” but it was very straightforward and plainly laid out. I liked that there was no complicated twist or unexpected villains like many animated films. It was just a easy-going enjoyable film.
“Some people, they will never accept him, but some will. And he seems to know how to find the good ones.” I think they kept it open ended enough for anyone who's felt minoritized and unaccepted for whatever reason (race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, physical/mental disability, religion, etc) could identify with some element of it.