- 1h 35m
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Written and directed by former child actor Alex Winter ("Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"), this documentary peels back Hollywood's velvet curtain to shine a spotlight on the glamour and allure of working in the entertainment industry--while also affording a sobering window on the tolls that early success can take on young professionals. Highlighting the shared experiences of prominent former child stars, the film features a wealth of intimate, revealing interviews with: Henry Thomas ("E.T."; Mara Wilson ("Mrs. Doubtfire"); Todd Bridges (TV's "Diff'rent Strokes"); Milla Jovovich ("The Night Train To Kathmandu"), Evan Rachel Wood ("Thirteen"), the late Cameron Boyce (TV's "Jessie"), Jada Pinkett Smith ("A Different World"), Wil Wheaton ("Stand by Me") and the late silent film star Diana Serra Cary ("Baby Peggy"). In addition, the film also follows two aspiring young hopefuls: Demi Singleton and Marc Slater.
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Critics 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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- Release Date:January 1, 2021
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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