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Every Little Step

4.8 out of 5 stars 121 customer reviews

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For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle as a new documentary offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic, including interview footage with Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Charlotte d'Amboise, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie to name a few. The music, the moves and the real-life drama - they're all here in a documentary that brings you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.

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The engaging documentary Every Little Step threatens to be woefully insular--after all, it's about dancers auditioning for a Broadway revival of a musical about dancers auditioning for a musical. But what makes the musical A Chorus Line work--aside from memorable songs and topnotch choreography--is that while not everyone wants to sing and dance, everyone has had to apply for a job. So everyone can identify with the emotions applying for a job evokes. Similarly, viewers who don't even sing in the shower will understand the chaotic mix of ambition, anxiety, hope, and resentment that's churning in these very talented performers as they go through their paces. Balancing the audition process are interviews with performers from the original production and the creative team who crafted A Chorus Line from stories told by many of those original performers. The one missing voice is that of Michael Bennett, who originated the idea, shaped the process, and choreographed the dancing; fortunately, he's represented not only in affectionate anecdotes but also archival footage, including his touching acceptance speech when he won a Tony award for the show. Fans of A Chorus Line will find Every Little Step to be essential, but even the casual theatergoer will enjoy this backstage peek. --Bret Fetzer

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  • Actors: Ramon Flowers, Natascia Diaz, Bob Avian, Yuka Takara, Megan Larche
  • Directors: James Stern, Adam Del Deo
  • Writers: No Writer Credited
  • Producers: James Stern, Adam Del Deo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JT69LE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,432 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Every Little Step" on IMDb

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By Daniel B. Clendenin on May 11, 2009
About half way through this film I wondered to myself if the audience would clap when it was over. They did, and it was a spontaneous and well-deserved conclusion. I'm betting Every Little Step will earn awards for Best Documentary of the year. The film begins as a retrospective about the original Broadway musical A Chorus Line, which debuted in 1975 and after 6,137 performances became the longest-running musical ever. Archival material and interviews with members of the original production take you back thirty years to the show's simple premise, which centered on the deeply human stories of seventeen performers. The documentary then turns to the 2006 Broadway revival of the original musical, and takes you backstage to follow the stories of the dancers who auditioned for the fifteen or so spots. It begins with an open call that drew 3,000 artists, and proceeds through several call backs until the cast is finalized. Many are called but only a tiny few are chosen for the coveted opportunity.
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I awaited this film and, as one of the hundreds of very lucky ex-dancers who once had the thrill of working "ACL", though a long time ago, this brought back so very much of a life almost forgotten by having left to "grow up" and enter the real world. A Chorus Line was the pinnacle of a career for many of us who had the honor and distinction to be a part of it, no matter how long ago. Just as the show was like no other, so this film is absolutely like no other documentary that I have seen. It is real, it is moving, it is genuine life, whether one has ever danced, never danced but wanted to, or never even considered dancing. The film highlights the universal thirst of youth and beyond for all who have ever had a dream no matter the profession, industry, or passion. It reflects the original show itself without repeating it. Thanks Michael and Bob for giving the show--and by extension this film--to all who have ever dreamed a dream. And a special thanks as well to the original Connie, the reliable Ms. B. Lee for doing your part to keep this dream alive for so many who have followed us.
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After wiping the tears away at the end of the film, my first thought was, "This helps erase the memory of the awful film Of A Chorus Line". Having seen the show a number of times before the film adaptation, I was ready for a permanent homage to my favorite of all Broadway shows. I could have shot the director after seeing his misinterpretation of the original show. Every Little Step is even better than a film of the show could be for those of us who love it.

We are given a look into the genesis of Michael Bennett's concept. I did not know how groundbreaking A Chorus Line was until seeing this film. I think we all know about workshopping plays and shows now, but this show was the first one. Mr. Bennett sold the concept and found several years' funding to develop the show. Everyone in the Broadway community knows how hard the life of chorus dancers is and I think was interested in seeing a show that honored them. Mr. Bennett "wrote" the show by committee. The stories are true, though the film points out that he might have done a lot better giving more credit to the contributors. The concept was so compelling that Marvin Hamlisch, then making a very good living doing Hollywood films, dropped everything and went to NYC to write the music. The story about retitling one of the songs is special.

The stories about making the show and the archival films bring back wonderful memories and give great insight to the original show and the inspiration to/for the revival. Having principals from the original show staging the new one gives us a special look at why casting for this revival was so hard to do. Most important to the director and backers was whether they should even dare to try reproducing this most perfect of all Broadway shows.
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"Every Little Step" is a terrific movie. I've already seen it twice in the theater and I'm looking forward to a DVD ASAP :-D

A documentary about dancers auditioning for the revival of the musical about dancers auditioning for a musical?...it sounds insular but it's not. There is a universal appeal in following the hopeful young performers who aspire against tough odds and thousands of other dancers to land a role in A Chorus Line.

I'm a sucker for competition-type stories, and I remember seeing A Chorus Line on Broadway, so I found it fascinating to see how it all began and follow the intense, complex process of bringing a production to life.

You don't have to love musicals or dancing to enjoy this documentary. But if you do, you'll probably find it entertaining, moving, and more suspenseful than many so-called thrillers.
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I saw "A Chorus Line" 11 times on Broadway during its original run. I had strong opinions on Donna McKechnie versus Anne Reinking. I knew every word and every step - could do entire dance sequences without stopping for a drink of water. "What I Did For Love" WAS (is?) my anthem.

As far as I know - no filming of the original show was made.
The movie of "A Chorus Line" (with Michael Douglas et al) was so awful that I wanted to picket theaters that screened it and carry a sign that said "DANGER: Do Not Enter or you will never know that this story is really a masterpiece. REALLY." It was like seeing the Mona Lisa painted by a 3rd grader on black velvet: not the real thing.

"Every Little Step" tells the story of casting the revival of "A Chorus Line". It does a superb job of taking me back there - back to where I was hopeful, emotional, committed and limber.
It doesn't cheat or exaggerate: it doesn't have to. The truth of the story shines through. The performers are fantastic both when they are performing in auditions, and when they are not. The plot lines build naturally with all the inherent drama and uncertainty that IS the lives of these performers. The viewer involvement is as deep and complete as it was with the original show: we find favorites, yet love them all and wish they could all get the part, we tense up and time our breathing to that of the talent who are strutting their stuff over and over and over again.

It is a trip back in time with pretty photography, no editing room pyrotechnics (a la "Chicago", the film), great sound and amazing people who fill your laptop, HD TV, and/or soul.

If you never saw the original show, or the revival, I am sorry. But luckily for all of us, "Every Little Step" is a viable, satisfying and memorable alternative.
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