Imperfect Review

Fellow movie-goers: Inspirational and at times, heartbreaking. I laughed, cheered, and cried with each actor on their journey, IMPERFECT is a life changing movie.
9 Plot: Great Documentary, if this does not touch you, you have no heart
8 Directing: Regan Linton and Brian Malone brings their heart to us and I love it.
8 Cinematography: The mixture of auditions/practice/opening night/personal moments are woven together perfectrly.
9 Pacing: Great pacing, you laugh, you cry, you cheer.
8.5

Here’s the premise:  Imperfect is a story of artists…who live and perform with the uniqueness of disability, and therefore have historically been denied their place in the spotlight.

The documentary chronicles a unique company of actors who have all nature of disabilities – from spinal cord injury to Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy to autism – as they attempt an unprecedented version of Kander, Ebb, and Fosse’s beloved musical Chicago. Capturing the raw, honest stories of the actors inside the production process and outside the theatre in their everyday lives, imperfect reveals a rare behind-the-scenes look at talented artists who push to succeed as professional performers, no matter the obstacles.

I was absolutely blown away with this documentary, that shows the true heart of people that refuse to stay in the bubble that society puts them in. As you watch, you will think of the times you complained about having to go to work with a headache or slight back pain, etc; but seeing what these wonderful souls went through for the love of their craft, you will rethink your complaining.

Watching the struggles, the failures, the successes, and triumphs of the cast made me feel all the feels and by the end of the documentary, I felt like these people were my friends.

I whole heartily recommend IMPERFECT!!!

 

Russell Lockhart

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