After painstakingly skimming over tweets with this title in them or avoiding Twitter for days at a time, and avoiding any and all reviews of this film, I am happy to say that I went in mostly blind. Unfortunately, two jerks on Twitter had a conversation about the END SCENE. Seriously? Take that sh*t to direct messaging.
I loved it. I even went by myself. I loved how perfectly it hit all the genre stereotypes where you think it's going…
Caught me by surprise. Kevin Clash is such a good person, I immediately felt like a jerk for mocking the Elmo character all these years. It IS an annoying character. However, Kevin's determination to do something he loved for a living was incredibly inspiring. There are all kinds of behind-the-scenes segments at Henson Studios, Henson himself, and even some nice footage of work on The Dark Crystal. A must for any and all Henson fans. It's not about Elmo. It's about a person with a passion for making people happy rising out of what could've been a crappy existence and persevering until his dreams come true.