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More Reviews

"CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY is definitely an emotional roller-coaster of a film, and it is far more enjoyable to watch than to read about. Don’t let the subject matter surrounding this film keep you from watching it. You’ll be able to relate to these characters, and this story, even if you have not been affected by the events of 9/11."




"The story gingerly bypasses loaded drama to pluck bushels of hope from obvious blight. Pegged to hit the indie house circuit, this musical fete should garner a wider distribution game plan...A proper nod must be given to the filmmakers for tackling a politically charged plot that is virtually untouchable. The musical motif is refreshing...In the film, 9/11 sheds some of is demons to strum some tunes and embrace casual love and guiltless laughs. It's about time."

- Box Office Magazine


"Clear Blue Tuesday, an independent rock musical bursting with energy and inspiration, is breakout new film director Elizabeth Lucas’s vision of disaster and transformation. It’s a film that shows extreme promise and hope for a brighter tomorrow as it explores the lives of 11 New Yorkers over a course of seven Tuesdays in seven tumultuous years."


- Sabrina Kahn, The Ticker


"Made with heart and creative passion, this indie movie musical—crafted collaboratively by theatre people and a couple of rock/pop singers, workshop-style—strives to make artful statements about New Yorkers' ability to heal and move on after the World Trade Center terror attack of Sept. 11, 2001

- Frank Lovece, Film Journal


"This is the only musical film that I have found that collectively shares the tragedy and gives remedy by analyzing what happened on that sad day in history. The end goal is for everyone to better understand the legacy of September 11th."


- Gerald Wright, HDFest


“The movie provides an absolutely fresh beyond material experience in the form of stirring emotions, sly humor, pop melodies that have been synthesized by expert song writers that combine to portray the effect that was seen after the attack that the city faced as a catastrophe.”

- Lata Dar, Headliner Watch


"Subtly rendered and quite moving..."


- Mark Dundas Wood,

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"“Clear Blue Tuesday,” a pop musical about living in New York post-9/11, is earnest and well meaning and, while dangerously sentimental at times, never quite crosses the line into maudlin. It also has an attractive cast of actors and singers culled from New York stages and clubs. The good vibes are palpable, despite the sadness of much of the material, and you may find yourself moved by a rooftop serenade or a subway platform reunion."

- Mike Hale, New York Times


"Elizabeth Lucas' pop-ornamented "Clear Blue Tuesday" virtually demands that viewers admire its chutzpah."

- John Anderson, Variety


"This 9/11-themed musical about eleven New Yorkers reexamining their lives in the wake of trauma is an admirable attempt to do something different with a difficult subject. The songs are good and the characters are engaging.''

- New York Magazine


"Of the many artistic works that have attempted to make sense of September 11, 2001, none has captured the New York perspective of the quietly hellish aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center better than Clear Blue Tuesday. The musical film, which was conceived, directed, and partially written by Elizabeth Lucas...examines the tragedy itself only obliquely. It focuses instead on the long-lasting effects of that violation of national and personal security on 11 New Yorkers, and through them you come to understand the day's loss—and potential gains—in ways you couldn't even if you were surrounded by CGI explosions. That's no small feat for any dramatic presentation, let alone a low-budget film...Yet it is accomplished, with impressive clarity, seriousness, and even humor..."

- Matthew Murray, Broadway Stars


"Elizabeth Lucas' film, which chronicles the aftermath of 9/11 in the lives a disparate group of New Yorkers, is poignant and keenly felt. The acting is surprisingly earnest, and even though this is a subject that sometimes feels overplayed and dishonest, Lucas manages to make the characters' reactions feel fresh and realistic."

- Lita Robinson, Manhattan Movie Magazine


Viewer Commentary

"I avoid 9/11 related movies and dislike (some might say despise) musicals. That said, this 9/11 related musical charmed me. I had no idea that it had any song and dance numbers until the first one burst forth, at the perfect time. Every time the story started declining into melodrama it would go into one of these power pop musical bits that buoy the film's atmosphere just enough to re-enter a typical post-9/11ish story line. Even as I type this, I am amazed that I didn't hate this movie. I am still in awe of the treasure that was wrought by perfectly mixing two poisonous elements (only in my narrow taste), film alchemy at its finest. The stories of the survivors are heart rending and quite believable, the kind of stories that lead me to shy away from films with these themes. The songs were reminiscent of Cheap Trick, and if you are going to do a power pop musical there should be no one that you would rather be compared to. If this is what this movie did for a fervent non-believer, then anyone who has an interest in post-9/11 dramas or musicals should be absolutely thrilled."
- Anonymous IMDB User


"I have worked hard to avoid 9/11 movies and despise musicals in general. That said, the circumstances of my watching "Clear Blue Tuesday" involved knowing that it was an American production of a narrative film that was likely 107 minutes that was claimed. What I discovered was that the film makers had blended two distasteful ingredients in perfect measure, resulting in a compelling and moving film. Once I realized that the opening song was not an isolated incident, I got concerned. When Samantha burst into a power pop song and dance number at the bar. I remember thinking: "At least they used real music". I then focused on trying to hate it for at least a good 10 minutes, I failed. Whenever the 9/11 theme would start getting a bit heavy, it seemed like the weight would be cast aside by a musical number. In reality, the story was likely strong enough to stand on its own, even up against my biases. In the end, I sat slack jawed very aware that I had just seen my favorite musical ever. I had developed my disdain for the genre by seeing way too many musicals, so it's not like it is the only one I've ever seen. It is simply an outstanding film, that should be seen by all." - Ramsey El-Moslimany, Facebook

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