Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"[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."
‑ Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
"As show biz documentaries go, this one is a must-see."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"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."
‑ Pete Hammond, Back Stage
"Enjoyable, endearing portrait of a true Broadway icon."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Diva Velez,
"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."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"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."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Dan Kaufman, Paste Magazine
"Smarten up and pay attention. The Queen of Broadway enters."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"'Larger Than Life' proves an apt subtitle."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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