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STANDBYS, THE

Director:

  Stephanie Riggs
  

Year Released:

  2012

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

3 out of 5

3 out of 5

Key Performances:

  Ben Crawford
  Merwin Foard
  AlÚna Watters
  Standby Families
  Famous Stars
Movie Haiku:With the success of 40 FEET FROM STARDOM out comes this long-buried doc about actors who wait in the wings of Broadway Musicals just in case a prominent lead actor is unable to perform. Of course it very rarely happens, so these aspirants, tho paid for their presence, very rarely get to perform. A heart-breaking story, but told in a perfunctory, by-the-numbers way.

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  Yes

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  2014