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Most Valuable Players

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Moving, engaging docu about high school musical theater.

Movie NR 2010 96 minutes
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Even audiences who might not already be fans of musical theater will enjoy this heartwarming movie. It's amazing how much talent there is in Lehigh and Northhampton, Penn., and Warren, NJ. It's not only the inspiring kids who perform with effervescent heart and soul for these productions but also the teachers and the staffs of chorale directors, choreographers, costumers, and set designers. Director Matthew D. Kallis does a superb job of re-creating the excitement, camaraderie, and joy of all the participants. His stewardship, along with the work of writer Christopher Lockhart and editor Zack Braff, keeps Most Valuable Players moving, engaging, and always accessible. The unexpected illness of a key adult player in the story ups the ante for Kallis, and he takes it on with a gentle, effective hand.

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