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If anything, Chernick’s film shows a life that may be too perfect. In addition to his triumphant career, Perlman has a seemingly ideal marriage — to Toby, a woman who is his match in ebullience, wit, and passion for art and music. It has lasted for more than 50 years.
It's less concerned with covering the totality of his life than evoking his life force, which is good-humored, earthy and inspiring.
Despite its many engaging moments, Itzhak will likely prove frustrating for viewers desiring more information.