Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)
The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, director Dori Berinstein, with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon - both onstage and off...past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend. -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.
In her ninth decade, Carol Channing is the subject of a documentary about her incredible life and devotion to entertainment that is as delightful and effervescent as the bubbly star herself.
There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one - except maybe to celebrate her fourth marriage to a high school classmate who died recently.
Carol Channing: Larger than Life is like a warm cinematic hug from Shubert Alley, not to be missed by anyone with even the remotest passing interest in Channing or Broadway history.
This is a love letter to a born star and living legend that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful that the great Channing is still here among us.
[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special.
Here's hoping another generation will take a look at a life that's even more impressive for the fact that it continues to be a work in progress.
Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
Dori Berinstein's desultory, fawning profile of the nonagenarian performer devotes many of its padded 88 minutes to Channing's greatest success, playing the title yenta in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in the 1960s.
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.
The soft touch makes perfect sense, though anyone not already lined up at the altar of old-school Broadway will find the film slower going.
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