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A pixie-haired girl (Erica Linz) catches the eye of a strapping young aerialist (Igor Zaripov) in a traveling circus, and the two are transported to a dimension that's made up of set pieces from every Cirque du Soleil show under the, well, soleil. Elvis and the Beatles keep your toes tapping, stereoscopic visuals present amazing acrobatics for your eyes, and writer/director Andrew Adamson (Shrek) forces you to feast on a sampler of entrées cannibalized from the Canadian troupe's 28-year history, robbing the film of a unifying theme, narrative, or musical score that drives the company's best creations. Likewise, the watering-down of the performances dilutes adult-oriented works like Zumanity; this is strictly a family-friendly affair, akin to the all-you-can-eat buffets found everywhere in Vegas, home of many of the productions being drawn upon. Feel free to gorge, but know that catering to every taste never produces a great meal.

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