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Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2009
It is only in the sequence about Berg's popular costar Philip Loeb that Aviva Kempner's documentary resonates.
November 4, 2009
Yoo-Hoo suggests that, yes, Berg broke new ground and, no, she shouldn't be forgotten. But it doesn't explain why she endured, or why she is so forgotten today.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2009
Charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2009
History has been unfair to Berg, a fact that filmmaker Aviva Kempner hopes to correct with this illuminating documentary.
August 27, 2009
Aviva Kempner's documentary Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is a delightful introduction to Berg, who began writing and performing skits at her father's resort hotel in the Catskill Mountains, then studied drama at Columbia University.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2009
We're left with an impression of a vivacious pioneer; but warm shouldn't have to mean fuzzy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2009
In Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, Kempner gives us a balance of artist and alter ego, introducing us to a woman we'd like to know even better.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2009
In her latest film, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, [director Aviva] Kempner once again educates and entertains with unexpected tidbits and just plain good old-fashioned filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 7, 2009
The documentary, like the series, is haimish in the extreme - cozy, warm, homey. It touches on such larger issues as feminism, acculturation, suburbanization, and the blacklist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
Born Tillie Edelstein, Berg honed her talent writing skits at her father's resort, Fleischmann's, in the Catskill Mountains. But Molly's kitchen belonged to the nation.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2009
The documentary Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg salutes Berg and her far-reaching influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 24, 2009
Kempner creates a poignant reminder of one of the most influential, if now largely forgotten, great ladies of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2009
Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg is a fascinating glimpse at a world gone by -- one that was receding quickly even as Gertrude Berg was trying to chronicle it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 17, 2009
In Aviva Kempner's affectionate documentary Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, Berg, who once polled second only to Eleanor Roosevelt as one of America's most respected females, is given her due. Or at least her showbiz due.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 17, 2009
Berg's name no longer rings so many bells, but Aviva Kempner's documentary Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg may change that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2009
This generally excellent portrait does much to fill the void, restoring an unfortunately forgotten figure to her rightful place among broadcasting's trailblazers.
July 17, 2009
This wonderful doc about radio and TV icon Gertrude Berg is a cornucopia of nostalgia for viewers of a certain age.
July 10, 2009
There's far more to this groundbreaker who built an empire in the face of formidable challenges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2009
[A] fawning and formulaic documentary about Gertrude Berg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2009
[An] engrossing documentary portrait of a once-beloved radio and television star who died in 1966 and today is barely remembered.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2009
Unlike Kempner's previous documentary, The Life And Times Of Hank Greenberg, his latest has too much 'life' and not enough 'times.'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 8, 2009
Accurately subtitled 'The Most Famous Woman in America You Never Heard Of,' Aviva Kempner's well-intentioned portrait of Gertrude Berg continues the director's focus on unsung Jewish-American heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2009
Celebratory but clear-eyed.
July 7, 2009
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg does an exemplary job of celebrating the seminal achievements of Gertrude Berg and reaffirming her status as a broadcasting pioneer.