Every Little Step
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"Every Little Step" explores the incredible journey of A Chorus Line, from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. Through 15 years of continuous performances from the 70's to 90's and a revival beginning last year, A Chorus Line has touched generations around the world with stories so poignant, they could only have come from truth. The film compares and contrasts the original musical with the current revival. It investigates the societies in which they've debuted, and why the themes are so timeless and universal.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all up there on the screen in this impassioned, exhilarating documentary. They want to dance for you. It's what they did for love."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Every Little Step never rises above being a very good showbiz documentary. But it's an engaging tribute to a groundbreaking musical."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The documentary, edited down from some 400 hours, is packed with crowd-pleasing moments."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"Dedicated theater rats might enjoy it, but it's too one-dimensional to qualify as a singular sensation."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A film that's a bit Chorus Line and a bit American Idol, with hopefuls finding themselves auditioning for the very people who created the landmark show in which they wish to appear."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"I was thrilled and moved by Every Little Step, despite the abundance of bad dancing pouring out of reality television these days, because it's about the real thing, and offers marvellous insights into of the process of creating a Broadway hit."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Every Little Step is a terrific documentary history lesson about how Michael Bennett rounded up a bunch of New York singing, acting dancers, interviewed them and found out what they 'did for love,' back in January of 1974."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Like the dancers themselves, this documentary has heart."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It says nada about Broadway that hasn't been said better many times before."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Feeds our ever-growing need to root for talented performers seeking that proverbial big break."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Charlotte Weekly
"A riveting documentary from James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"You can't judge A Chorus Line by its film version; it's one of the lousiest movie musicals ever. But you can assess the stage original's influence by the wonderful new documentary Every Little Step."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The tights and the hairstyles may have changed a lot in 30 years, but the desperation and the elation remain the same."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Broadway fans -- as well as aficionados of A Chorus Line -- should get a kick out of Every Little Step."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"All the dancers who move towards the final cut are so good that the line between success and failure seems cruelly arbitrary and the disappointment of those who don't make it is acute. But nobody's giving up."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
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