As a doc it's a little scattered. But as a testament to what can be achieved with passion, or as a love letter to Jim Henson, or even just as a treatise on the power of how total parental acceptance and encouragement can wildly, positively affect the future of a child... this is fantastic. It made me cry. And to think, I used to find Elmo annoying. Le Sigh...
An uncreative movie about creativity. The story of a puppeteer prodigy whose work has touched millions around the world should have been riveting but is marred by incessant incidental music, the tone of which had a zombifying effect, and a run of the mill, spiritless approach. P.S. Being Elmo was released before the allegations against Clash that seem to have irreparably damaged his career. 3 stars.
No início, eu não tava dando tanta bola, mas da metade pro fim eu me emocionei. Mesmo. Quase chorei. O funeral do Jim Henson, que é exibido rapidamente em um momento do filme, é uma das coisas mais tocantes que eu já vi. Mais uma vez aquele velho papo de "siga seus sonhos, acredite bastante e trabalhe duro que você chega lá". Mais uma vez é demais ouvir esse papo e ver que é tudo verdade.
Very nice documentary, except they try too much to make you cry in it (piano, sick childs, ...).
About muppets, I would rather recommand the old documentary "Of Muppets and Men".
But I had a great time watching "Being Elmo" !
This movie made me feel good, and reminded me of how wonderful mentoring can be. A dying concept that I'm glad Kevin Cash continues. I hope to some day be in a position where I can do for others what Kermit did for Kevin, and Kevin continues to do.
3 1/2. Really good documentary that could have been great if it dug
a little deeper towards the end. Other than that, really cool doc on a lesser known art form and this guy has quite the story to tell. And the insane passion for it. Good message about parents supporting their children's passions too. See it!