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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Dori Berinstein

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Plot Summary

If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the late-1950's through the 1960's and beyond, living life sensationally large. As Carol has observed, '...if you're lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room'. At 89, she remains irrepressible.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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89%
  • Reviews Counted: 27
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Feb 2, 2012

Fresh: A celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore. – John Anderson, Variety, Apr 26, 2011

Fresh: A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jan 19, 2012

Fresh: Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure. – Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter, Jul 17, 2011

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Customer Reviews

The Star Shines On

I just rented this from iTunes the other day. In spite of not knowing much about Carol Channing before watching this I throughly enjoyed the documentary. She's one inspiring lady! There's an honest joy of life that exudes from her throughout her career. I must confess to shedding more than a few tears watching her story unfold and witnessing the impact she's had on so many people. Life affirming, heart warming and inspiring.

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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