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Showbiz Kids (2020)



Critic Consensus: Both a celebration of child actors and a cautionary tale about the profession, Showbiz Kids offers a revelatory perspective on the pitfalls and rewards of Hollywood stardom.

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SHOWBIZ KIDS offers an unvarnished look at the high risk, high reward business of working as a child actor in the entertainment industry. The film chronicles the personal and professional price of fame and failure on a child. Those who know the industry best, including several successful child actors and two aspiring hopefuls, unpack their own complicated experiences as they reconcile the hardships they've faced and sacrifices they've made on their way to finding success in show business.

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Seem[s] like it's pulling its punches.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…

What [Alex Winter has] made here is a perceptive, sensitive film in which actors tell their own stories - some sad, many simply complicated.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…
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Child stardom now feels like one of the last aspirations of a decadent, no-future America. And Showbiz Kids is an invaluable primer of its risks and rewards.

July 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Framed from the hindsight of #MeToo, the stories told by Milla Jovovich and Evan Rachel Wood are particularly harrowing...

July 15, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Without ever delving into sensationalism... [Alex] Winter presents a calm, lucid and enlightening case for why kids should stay away from showbiz and parents shouldn't encourage them - not that the ones who are so inclined will listen, of course.

July 14, 2020 | Full Review…
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Mostly it's as disturbing as the public and media interest in the child star who goes off the rails.

July 14, 2020 | Full Review…

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