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YMMV / Carousel

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  • Adaptation Displacement: After Carousel, Liliom's now a footnote.
  • Ear Worm: The Carousel Waltz.
  • Fair for Its Day: The topic of domestic abuse was not handled very well in this play, but the fact that it even admitted this happened was a small breakthrough.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Because of Values Dissonance, some modern audiences might find this an endorsement of Domestic Abuse.
  • Padding: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" seems to eat up too much of the movie, since it has a five-minute dance sequence performed either mostly or entirely by nameless extras.
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  • Special Effect Failure: The scenes of the movie shot indoors look more artificial than those shot on location.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "You'll Never Walk Alone"
    • The instrumental "Louise's Ballet". It turns into a bit of Nightmare Fuel at the end when after she is left by a circus boy she had a crush on, a group of kids circle her and chant "shame on you!" until Louise runs away crying.
  • Values Dissonance: The general theme of the story is supposed to be "Love your man, despite his faults." But it comes off as "If your deadbeat husband beats you and has no respect for you, it just means he loves you." The fact that the song telling this moral has been made into a chilling remix describing battered wife syndrome without changing a single thing about the song really says something.
  • The Woobie:
    • Julie. Just Julie period.
    • Also Louise, her daughter. Due to her father's reputation, she has almost no friends since the local kids ostracize her. Poor thing...


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