- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted Scenes
- "Donna McKechnie: In Conversation" Featurette
- Commentary with Director's Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern and Composer Marvin Hamlisch
- A New Interview with John Breglio, Bob Avian and Baayok Lee
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 04/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "A lively and engaging group of dancers auditioning for the 2006 revival of the Broadway phenomenon A CHORUS LINE, along with classic numbers from the beloved show....[An] infectious little doc..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/17/2009
"A documentary that combines the history of A CHORUS LINE with a behind-the-scenes look at how the 2006 Broadway revival was cast, it's a can't-miss effort that knows how to please."
New York Times - 04/17/2009
"Life imitates art, art reflects life, and after a while the distinctions threaten, quite pleasantly, to blur together....It pays tribute to the durability and continued relevance of A CHORUS LINE..."
Wall Street Journal - 04/17/2009
"[EVERY LITTLE STEP] chronicles a heart-stopping series of auditions....Performers make their own specific choices in auditions, and the stories of these ardent aspirants become the substance of EVERY LITTLE STEP."
Hollywood Reporter - 04/16/2009
"[I]nsightful, exuberant, probing....EVERY LITTLE STEP is about as much fun as you can have at a doc these days..."
Rolling Stone - 04/30/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "EVERY LITTLE STEP is a thrilling combination of documentary and musical dazzler."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/13/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "What we sense in the film is the camaraderie among these hopeful dancers..."
Washington Post - 05/22/2009
"[A] thoroughly engrossing documentary about the origins and casting of the show's 2006 Broadway revival....The film cleverly and affectionately borrows from the musical's plot to lay out in fascinating detail the painstaking, months-long audition process..."
After raking in awards at several major film festivals, EVERY LITTLE STEP reaches movie audiences and Broadway fans alike. A film about a musical that is itself about the casting of a musical, the documentary takes fans inside the makings of A CHORUS LINE. Much of it focuses on the casting process for the musical's 2005 revival, though it also takes fans through the show's many incarnations and to its original inspiration. Back in 1974, choreographer Michael Bennett saw the potential for a spectacular show in the recorded late-night conversations of several stage performers. One year--and a lot of labor--later, A CHORUS LINE premiered to high acclaim, introducing the world to what would turn out to be a timeless work. EVERY LITTLE STEP takes viewers through the next few decades with rare footage and fresh interviews, showing the show's history unfold in a world filled with war, anxiety, and political change. As casting is done is for the 2005 revival, audiences see how much the times have changed in the light of media outlets like MySpace and AMERICAN IDOL. As viewers get to know the actors behind the production, the realms of theater and reality blur. With its underdog heroes and self-reflexive narrative, A CHORUS LINE is understandably appealing to today's reality-show audiences. The film is the joint effort of directors James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo, whose backgrounds as theatre producers, filmmakers, and documentarians combine well to create a film that manages to be not only educational but as entertaining as its subject.
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