William McKinley High School once had a champion glee club, but now they're floundering. That's when an idealistic Spanish teacher takes up their cause, vowing to transform the rag-tag ... See full summary »
A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.
This film documents a concert by Glee characters, not by the actors portraying them. If you already like Glee, you will enjoy the concert and the profiles of the beautiful diversity that exemplifies the fan base. The real lives of several fanciers are profiled through clips inserted into the concert and behind-the-scenes footage. Through these biographical snippets, as well as comments from the concert attendees, viewers hear revelations of how Glee has helped people accept those who are different from themselves--and to accept themselves. Many in the crowd share a common experience of finding a "family of friends" who share their appreciation of the soul-freeing power of music and stories on the television show.
The concert itself is full of powerhouse performances that showcase the entertainers (including the musicians) as individuals and as a dynamically synergistic group. Onstage and backstage, all stay in character, adding to the fun factor of this upbeat film.
Glee fans will love it. People who have not seen Glee, do not like Glee, or are mean-spirited bigots should probably stay home and find something else to gripe about.
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