Author: Qasim Asif
Location: London, UK
"Life's a Drag!"
Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Peter Jackson
Written By Kimberly Peirce and Baz Luhrmann
Music by Liza Minnelli, Cillian Murphy and Milla Jovovich
Cillian Murphy (Andrew Leyson/Andrea Leyson)
Ewan Mcgregor (Gerald Smith – Andrea’s boyfriend)
Milla Jovovich (Sandrine Netta – Andrea’s best friend)
Naomi Watts (Emily Bishop Leyson – Andrea’s mother)
Sean Penn (Daniel Leyson – Andrea’s father)
Nicole Kidman (Stella Magnolia – Cabaret owner)
Special appearances by;
Liza Minnelli (Herself)
Jane Fonda (Herself)
Annette Benning (Herself)
Richard Gere (Himself)
Jamie Foxx (Himself)
Jude Law (Himself)
Kevin Spacey (Himself)
Tagline: "For some life’s Great, but for others, Life’s a Drag!"
Synopsis: We begin with Andrew Leyson (Cillian Murphy) who tell’s his life story, until he’s 20 we learn that this person has had a sex change and has become Andrea Leyson. Andrea works in a Cabaret with her best friend Sandrine Netta (Milla Jovovich), they both sing to make a living and to make the Cabaret owner - Stella Magnolia (Nicole Kidman) proud of them, they do this so they can have their name told to do biggest agents in America so they can be famous, Andrea’s dream is to be like one of her idol’s Liza Minnelli.
But after singing one night Andrea meets a handsome guy in the form of Gerald Smith (Ewan Mcgregor) and soon life blossoms but as life goes upwards for Andrea, it soon goes down as Andrea’s secret is revealed to Gerald. But soon after a spiral of bad luck occurs, her worst was being raped and her family disowning her. But as life goes from bad to worse, something good is bound to begin.
What the press would say:
Wonderful, Emotional a Monumental Triumph!
Life isn’t a Drag no more.
Best Director: Sam Mendes
Best Actor in a Leading role: Cillian Murphy
Best Actress in a Supporting role: Milla Jovovich/Naomi Watts
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ewan Mcgregor/Sean Penn
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Original Song: Cillian Murphy for “Maybe this time”