This is a fantasy story about a young woman that falls in love with a young man who is a performer in a circus. Erica Linz plays Mia, a simple, shy girl, who lives in a Midwestern town. The circus comes to town. She goes to see the show. On her way entering the circus she is amazed by all the sights in front of the sideshows; the strong man, the woman driving nails into her nose with a hammer, the fire-eater, and the bearded lady. The carnival games amuse her. She sees a handsome young man helping to put up a tent. He smiles at her. She smiles back. It is love at first sight. The young man's boss yells at him to quit looking at the girl and hurry up to get into the main tent for the show. A silent clown gives Mia a flyer for the Aerialist and indicates she needs to see this performer. Mia enters the circus tent for the big show. She sees all the performers from the sideshows as well as many others in the center ring. The ringmaster announces it is time for the big event, the performance of the Aerialist. Mia sees that the Aerialist is the same young man she first saw outside, the ones she now loves. He does some death-defying trapeze stunts, then loses his grip and falls. There is no net. Everyone else inside the tent disappears except for Mia. Mia instinctively rushes forward to save him. The ground where he will hit suddenly turn to a vortex of sand begin sucked downwards. He disappears down the center of the vortex. Mia also falls down into the vortex of sand.
She awakens to find herself in the fantasy world of Cirque du Soleil. She meets people, shows them the flyer of the Aerialist. They understand. They help her find him. She travels through all the fantasy worlds created by the performances of the Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas including "O" at the Bellagio, "Ka" at MGM Grand, "Mystere" at Treasure Island, "Viva Elvis" at Aria, "Believe" at Luxor, "Zumanity" at New York New York, and "The Beatles Love" at Mirage. The performances and acrobatics are spectacular. Mia finds her love and performs with him at the end.
Best part of story, including ending:
This film is beautiful. There are wonderful camera angles used, when the camera is high up in the rigging. The results are fantastic shots of the performances, that otherwise are never seen.
Best scene in story:
The finale is the best scene because it is so romantic.
Opinion about the main character:
This film has no dialogue, so all the emotions of the characters must come from expressions. Mia is very charming and we understand exactly how she feels.