If there is one thing that can be said about this film, it's that I could not stop smiling throughout almost the entire thing. It is definitely very difficult to not smile when the subject is Elmo, the very personification of love and happiness itself.
This film takes you through Kevin Clash's entire life up to 2011, which seemed to always involve some sort of Jim Henson production, interestingly enough. It was really cool to see Kevin getting inspired by the early days of Sesame Street to create his own puppets and become an amazing puppeteer. I am amazed at how he was able to create his own puppets just from what he learned watching Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, I cannot imagine that that is an easy thing to do. I mean I have watched a lot of things with the Muppets, but there is a difference between watching the Muppets and building your own Muppet, that seems like a step beyond what most people do.
It was interesting to see the early days of Muppet productions from the first Sesame Street, and seeing what it was like working with Jim Henson. Kevin Clash pretty much lived out his childhood dream of not only working with Jim Henson and the Muppets, but also basically creating one of, if not the most popular Muppet characters of all time. If there was one thing I got out of this film, it's that you should follow your dreams and do what makes you happy. People along the way will tell you that you can never succeed, but if you keep on trying, even what might seem impossible at the time can be accomplished.