Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: April 17, 2009
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JayHOct 7, 2009
A must for fans of A Chorus Line, but for those who are not really into the show, it does get a bit tiresome. It
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BillLAug 6, 2009
You don't need to be a big fan of musicals, or of A Chorus Line in particular. You will love this film unless you are hugely jealous of people who follow their dreams. This movie makes American Idol and Who Wants to Dance seem like the You don't need to be a big fan of musicals, or of A Chorus Line in particular. You will love this film unless you are hugely jealous of people who follow their dreams. This movie makes American Idol and Who Wants to Dance seem like the minor, (very minor) leagues, in terms of talent, heart and desire. I truly loved and respected these performers AND the production team. Expand
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StephenJOct 14, 2009
The film is a perfect blend of mixing audio and video clips of the development of the original production (with contemporary interviews with key participants) with a behind-the-scenes look at the casting process for a recent Broadway The film is a perfect blend of mixing audio and video clips of the development of the original production (with contemporary interviews with key participants) with a behind-the-scenes look at the casting process for a recent Broadway revival. This segment is doubly-effective because it shows what the musical itself is about: auditioning for a part in a Broadway production, which for many is the dream of a lifetime. And we see how these actors/singers/dancers go through the process of call-backs over many months, and the anguish, and elation, for both them and the producers to find out who will get the parts. If you Expand
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BarakAMay 3, 2009
Poorly directed. Mostly boring. Actors who are auditioning are mostly blank slates. Don't care about them or whether they get the part. Except JASON TAM - watching his tour de force audition was worth the price of admission. Clips of Poorly directed. Mostly boring. Actors who are auditioning are mostly blank slates. Don't care about them or whether they get the part. Except JASON TAM - watching his tour de force audition was worth the price of admission. Clips of Bennett were fascinating and hearing the original tapes were amazing. But where was the rest of the original cast? Newcomers are not connected to the original roles. A CHORUS LINE: THE STORY deserves better than this. Very disappointing. Expand
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FrankMMay 17, 2009
Amazing shots of moments in a, what? eight-month or longer process. Wonderful insight into the audition process but more than that a meta-version of the show itself. Which is about the human experience of having a reason for being -- they Amazing shots of moments in a, what? eight-month or longer process. Wonderful insight into the audition process but more than that a meta-version of the show itself. Which is about the human experience of having a reason for being -- they just happen to be dancers. Wonderful documentary. Expand
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CrystalCMay 26, 2009
I found the insight into professional casting and auditions fascinating, but the movie isn't very well made. It feels dated, and the film making isn't polished.
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KathySJun 18, 2009
Absolutely wonderful, with amazing backstage footage of both the original show and its creators, as well as the cast and directors of the revival. Highly recommended.
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