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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Chiemi Karasawa

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Plot Summary

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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98%
  • Reviews Counted: 64
  • Fresh: 63
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [A] feisty portrait of the musical-theater legend. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jan 5, 2015

Fresh: Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Mar 6, 2014

Fresh: I suppose it helps to have seen Stritch onstage to fully appreciate the bracing new documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," released by Sundance Selects. I wish I'd seen more. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Mar 6, 2014

Fresh: The movie's a portrait of tough yet vulnerable woman fighting age with everything she's got, giving in, getting scared, fighting some more. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar 6, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Here's to the lady...

A fascinating warts-and-all look at a truly immortal performer facing her own mortality.

Really good

Legend! God bless her soul.

Elaine Stritch is sublime...an inspiration.

Resilience personified.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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