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Being Elmo

Released: 27/04/2012 Released in key cities
Warmly received at festivals so far, this documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a puppeteer. Kevin Clash, otherwise known as Sesame Street's Elmo, suffered stick for playing with dolls as a child, but his dreams came true when he started rolling with Big Bird and The Count on the hit TV show. Whoopi Goldberg narrates. For more information visit: Buy: Watch:
Guardian“The Brad Pitt for five-year-olds...” The film passes a little lightly over Clash's personal life; despite the title, we don't dwell on his immersion in Elmo's personality – and those hoping to find something dysfunctional about his closeness to the Elmo persona will be disappointed...
Empire“Man behind the phenomenon...” A charming, if occasionally surface-deep look at the man behind the fur. Elmo like!...
80 %
Total Film “Who doesn't love Elmo...” 2012 is the year of the Muppet, and we don’t mean Ashton Kutcher. After Jason Segel’s fur-filled revival, rejoice in a documentary to make you laugh and, yes, cry...
Time Out“Big-hearted doc...” Constance Marks’s film is a simple cut-and-paste job, drawing on new interviews and archive, but what it lacks in refinement it makes up for in infectious warmth...
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