See it if You love Sondheim or American political history. Brilliant cast at top of their game.
Don't see it if You find Sondheim disjointed or difficult.
See it if You are a woman with mother or grandmother or sisters. Or know one.
Don't see it if You want easy entertainment that doesn’t require a bit of focus. (No judgment!). It’s funny, raw and true.
See it if You want clever and different story. But classic old musical glorious staging. If you love tap.
Don't see it if You need action and linear plot. Slows down after intermission. Why? Needs a haircut. AND: Is it really always mommy’s fault?
See it if You love these actors or food shows. Nice use of stage fire.
Don't see it if You want to be stretched. Doesn’t transcend the redemptive/ life is hard cliches or make full use of Aduba, Jones or Donovan.
See it if You’re a royalist. Moments of humor dot cliched lyrical exposition. Great voices and choreography!
Don't see it if It’s a pop musical biopic. Of a famous figure. Your call.
See it if Great story with magnificent score and vocals with wonderful touches of humor.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see race relation issues explored. In slightly old fashioned tones…but with a twist.
See it if You want meaty and intriguing political story. Human drama of everyday banal encounters resonate too.
Don't see it if You want resolution or clarity of motivation.
See it if You’re into social psychology, true crime or one woman shows.
Don't see it if You want traditional….. plot, tension, resolution. Scrubby stages isn’t for those who want pretty setting.
See it if You need upbeat entertainment with thrill of spontaneity.
Don't see it if You need tight script or get stressed at stand up open ended formula.
See it if You like fresh dramas with wit and insight. Hilarious true depiction of small town government. Great!
Don't see it if Realism with surprises.
See it if You like new domestic dramedy works.
Don't see it if not coherent exploration of typical pre-wedding issues. Issues raised: all over the lot. Oddly stilted language for contemporary setting.
See it if You like upbeat musicals. Follows a traditional arc but content fresh to the smart phone age. Well staged.
Don't see it if You want a deep show or serious brain food. It’s pure fun with very talented cast.
See it if You like new energetic music and historical explication of difficult events. Beautifully done.
Don't see it if You want straight musical or straight drama. It’s a blend.
See it if you're after serious theater (with wit and good staging) about gay acceptance.
Don't see it if you get impatient with some bloat or some soapbox tirades. Needs a haircut.
See it if You're a Hamill fan. Great dialogue, choreo and staging. Wink to feminism but not ponderously so.
Don't see it if you don't like a little slapstick or americanized British accents.
See it if you love Strout novels or Linney or women pondering their upbringing.
Don't see it if Great rendition of the Lucy Barton tale; I enjoyed more than book but still, a pensive tale of relationship w difficult mother and w poverty
See it if You like contemporary comedy drama...with A+ marriage jokes. Great cast.
Don't see it if You don’t like pondering life’s big questions in a witty, humorous way.
See it if You like slice of life theater with economic and emotional struggles. Brilliant actors and emotional breadth.
Don't see it if Triggered by personal anguish and self harm issues.
See it if You care about racial issues of wartime 1940s. These excellent actors. Good spare set.
Don't see it if Awkward stagey flashbacks can distract from emotional journey of soldier characters. Hard to be drawn in. Dated racial attitudes jarring.
See it if you like a dose of feminism and wit with your biography. If you want to see a shawl and blanket work as set piece for 80 minutes.
Don't see it if you don't like two women talking. Bit heavy on the melodrama of a broken heart and a scandal but redeemed itself after Marie recovered.
See it if You can see Warrens role of a lifetime. Stunning.
Don't see it if Your REALLY dislike musical biopics. But...the Turner music ( especially Warren) is phenomenal.
See it if You like Pinter. And ..um..naturalistic, err, dialogue. Brilliant acting of fairly selfish, unlikeable posh characters.
Don't see it if If you hate spoilers. Backwards timeframe leaves no storyline suspense. It’s all about the acting.
See it if You like drama comedies about white man problems. ....clever one liner dialogue.
Don't see it if You’re in a middle age funk and you’re making poor choices. Ok. Maybe then see it.
See it if You like new works about family angst and dysfunction. If you’re ok with lots of kid actor time.
Don't see it if The classic family hot button issues (abuse, neglect, misogyny) aren’t your thing.
See it if you like witty, original empowerment musicals.
Don't see it if want big budget and traditional love story musicals. If you need first act full-coherence...takes full show to get the story.
See it if you love Meat Loaf and great renditions of his music. If you love dystopian zombie teenage angst.
Don't see it if you need creative non-cliche story line. (SPOILER) It's bad rich dad's fault: if that irritates you, avoid.
See it if you like powerful, super-serious drama about universal topics. Men discussing feelings.
Don't see it if you would be impacted by details about death and personal loss. Could have used a few more humor/ wit release valves.
See it if you want to see two excellent actors work with meh material. Story slightly dated and thin.
Don't see it if you don't want to see graphic sex and nudity.
See it if you like dark and off beat theater. Great patter dialogue. Cast excellent. Super funny. Wonderful tunes.
Don't see it if You prefer jukebox or old fashioned musicals.