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Stagedoor (2006)

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Pack your bags for a trip to a Catskills summer camp where the stars of tomorrow go to prepare for their shot at the big time as filmmaker Alexandra Shiva allows viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Stagedoor Manor, the illustrious training ground for such notable Hollywood heavyweights as Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Natalie Portman. This is the story of five Broadway hopefuls willing to sacrifice their sun-soaked days of carefree fun in hopes of realizing their dreams of striking it big on-stage. Though grueling days of rehearsal and a constant struggle to earn their place in the spotlight would test the patience of even the most patient of stars, these determined teens are willing to do everything it takes to put on a show that would earn a standing ovation from even the most demanding of critics.

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Critic Reviews for Stagedoor

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

... charming documentary ...

August 25, 2006
New Yorker
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Although Stagedoor has its enjoyable observational moments in its depiction of budding young entertainers stretching their wings, it also has an aimless quality.

July 18, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Shiva's most impressive achievement here is her ability to communicate universal verities through specific details.

Full Review… | May 30, 2006
Variety
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Watching these pint-sized Lizas resuscitate a dying popular art in a ghost-town vacation resort, you don't know whether to laugh or cry for the loony resilience of the Broadway spirit.

May 30, 2006
Newsday
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Shiva has a sensitive eye for rarefied outcasts.

Full Review… | May 30, 2006
Village Voice
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Performing is something [these kids] need to do. And Stagedoor shows them doing it -- blindly, bravely, determinedly.

May 26, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
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Audience Reviews for Stagedoor

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I LOVED this movie and I usually don't do documentaries. It's pretty misleading to list all of it's major alumni like they appear in this movie because they don't but I enjoyed it for the drama and tenderness. I have a major soft spot for movies about kids at summer camp. Maybe because I like the relationships between teens.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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surprisingly good documentary...it has to do with musical and broadway kids that are around my age, and i can kinda relate to this cuz im a part of Drama and all and i went to Camp recently for it...

Jason E
Jason E

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