I saw this movie last weekend during a sold out showing. It is both an incredibly heart warming story of one man—Kevin Clash—pursuing his dream to be a puppeteer and also an amazing perspective & insight into many of the shows of my childhood—sesame street, the muppets, etc. His family life is glossed over, but the movie is still incredible.
Kid outside the movie: “that was the best movie ever!”
I've never been interested in Elmo - frankly, I find the character annoying; but that's not what this film is about. This is about Kevin Clash (the man behind Elmo) and his lifelong dream of being a puppeteer and the realization of that dream. This was probably the most talked-about film at Sundance.