111 minutes | Jun 11, 2021

#829: In The Heights / Car Wash (7 From '76)

When reviews started trickling in for IN THE HEIGHTS earlier this year, anticipation for the already much-hyped adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical started to reach a feverish pitch. Adam and Josh agree that the movie largely delivers on those expectations. If director Jon M. Chu's ambition occasionally overwhelms the film, the talented ensemble and star-making lead turn by Anthony Ramos keeps things grounded, and the movie offers the kind of visceral pleasure that moviegoers have been conspicuously missing. Plus, listeners name their favorite 21st-century movie musical, and Adam and Josh wrap up the 7 From '76—Best Year Ever series with cult comedy–and almost musical–CAR WASH.

0:00 - Billboard

1:14 - Review: "In The Heights"

Rose Royce, "Car Wash"

34:36 - Next Week / Notes / "Raiders" Contest

1:01:26 - Polls (21st-Century Musicals; Car Movie Sequels We Need)

1:20:10 - 7 From '76: "Car Wash"

1:45:10 - Outro 

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