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Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pop violinist performs, shares her pain in candid docu.

Movie NR 2017 75 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Violin with passion

Lindsey Stirling is my idol! This album is definitely great for any age! Nothing is explicit (because the music is mostly just violin). Amazing how well she plays with such grace!

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Is It Any Good?

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This documentary does a good job of showcasing the talents and charm of the buoyant and earnest electronic dance music violinist/dancer as she tours with her show and copes with loss and grief. Co-directed by reality TV producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, who also produced Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the movie demonstrates their experience in working with young artists on tour. Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough follows the formula of the other movies, including home movies of the artists as children. Backstage preparations and rehearsals are mixed with Lindsey's confessional interviews in which she reveals her nearly paralyzing fear of not being good enough, her negative self image, and overcoming anorexia rooted in self-hatred. Fans will no doubt relish this candid look at the musician and enjoy hearing her heartfelt thoughts.

Although she seems to be a gifted and jubilant performer, for less dedicated appreciators it's possible that some of the songs and dance routines may feel a bit repetitive. Stirling is probably as good as any dancer who ever simultaneously played violin but there are only so many things a dancer's body can do when her arms are tied up bowing a fiddle.

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