MIFF: EMO the Musical

Musical Comedy


A teenager struggles to fit in at a new school, until he scores himself a spot in the resident emo band.

"EMO the Musical" is an entertaining look at the pressures of high-school life through the eyes of an emotional teenage boy. Touching on sensitive subjects such as peer pressure, gender, religion, adolescent crisis of identity and young love, you could expect this to be a bit of a downer. But the incredible bursts of song complete with poignant and often hilarious lyrics ensure this film doesn't take itself too seriously. Grab some eyeliner, sweep your fringe across your forehead and get ready to sing along.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2016
94 mins