The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Between interviews about the merits and courage of the novel and clips from the 1962 film adaptation that earned Gregory Peck an Academy Award, Mary McDonagh Murphy's directorial debut offers up a few morsels of fresh material.
Here's a riddle. Why is any documentary about Harper Lee like a doughnut? Because both have a hole in the middle.
Harper Lee hasn't been interviewed in 47 years, but this meditation on her only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, puts you inside her skin.
It would have been wonderful if Lee had consented to an interview for this documentary, but at least we have, among many others, her 99-year-old sister Alice.
Fascinating documentary about the reclusive author and her sole literary masterpiece.
An unremarkable docu.
Murphy seems determined above all to respect Lee's desire for privacy, making her a sort of anti-Errol Morris.
Not the most accomplished of documentaries, but it's amiable enough.
Hey, Boo is so appealing because it's obviously and undeniably a work of commitment and passion.
...a lovingly told biography that is well-crafted, informative and entertaining - all things that a good documentary should be.
...more a celebration of a book and its movie adaptation than a biographical documentary...Passages are read and we marvel at just how many great moments are there to be found.
It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy - and this is one of the better ones.
With Harper Lee politely declining to be interviewed director Mary Murphy had to rely on the recollections of friends and associates to piece together this interesting but somewhat anticlimactic documentary about one of America's most beloved authors.
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