What: Kevin Clash is the puppeteer and voice behind the worldwide phenomenon that is Elmo. This documentary is both a story of how he came to be in this very specific position and also a matter-of-fact demystification of the greater Muppet world.
There are no big conflicts to gasp at and no flashes of unmitigated ego to mock. What makes the film compelling, almost mesmerizing, is that it allows us to witness what happens when a person finds a particular career, a true calling, that is the exact perfect fit. We should all be so lucky.
Opening lines: "I didn't know that this was going to happen with my life."
You might not like it if: Puppets give you nightmares.
How to get it: Buy it, borrow it, or stream it on Netflix.