Amid Glee's strained plot devices and excessive Auto-Tuned drama, it's easy to forget that, at its core, the show is simply about a group of lovable losers who like to sing and dance. This 3-D concert movie serves as a loud and energetic reminder, with the gang performing its signature hits from the past two seasons in front of thousands of shrieking fans. (The film was shot over two days on the cast's live tour earlier this summer.) Lea Michele and Amber Riley are the obvious vocal powerhouses, though Kevin McHale quietly steals the show during the Men Without Hats hit "The Safety Dance" and his deadpan to-camera asides. Interviews with real-life Gleeks contribute to the signature mix of schmaltz and earnestness one can expect from any Ryan Murphy vehicle, and there's nothing here that couldn't be accomplished in good old 2-D. Still, there's no need to stop believing.
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|Release date:||Friday August 12 2011|
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