Released: 27/04/2012 Released in key citiesWarmly 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: http://dogwoof.com/films/being-elmo Buy: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/film/Being_Elmo/ 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!...
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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