You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (2018)


“Nobody knew how much more evil was gonna unfold.” – Dan O’Brien

Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the real people on whom the musical Come From Away is based on.

My Take on it – Come From Away is easily my favorite film from 2021 and remains quite powerful even when I just think of the story, songs and the production.

When I came across this documentary, I was quite intrigued to finally meet the real people who inspired the musical.

The film allows viewer to see some of the real footage of what happened in gander during the days following 9/11.

Many, if not all of the personalities featured in the musical and introduced here and getting to see a real face helps immensely to connect even deeper with the story.

The warmth and friendliness of these people is quiet apparent via these interviews and it makes so much sense that would actually do anything and everything in their powers to help the 7000 stranded passengers in Gander.

Being able to see the reaction of these people to the Broadway premier is also great especially how we can see their chemistry and connections to their stage counterparts.

Great companion piece to the watching the play!

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – September 11, 2001. Images of that day are forever etched into our collective consciousness. It was a day of shock and terror, the effects of which linger within our minds. And yet on that same day, on an island about 3,000 kilometers from Manhattan, in the middle of the Atlantic, the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, gave voice to all that is good and generous within humanity. (From Youareheredoc.com)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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