Movies that are slightly off.
This Is Spinal Tap
Does for rock & roll what 'The Sound of Music' did for hills.
Legendary British rock band Spinal Tap is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. The resulting film, interspersed with powerful performances showcasing Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows the group as the difficult industry threatens to fade them into obscurity.
Everything about it is funny.
These go to eleven.
Lick My Love Pump.
Cult movie? In its own right.
A satire that instead of humiliating, truly honors metal.
Rob Reiner's debut. His best film as well.
One of the best mockumentaries of all time.
I love it.
Outrageously funny, so much so that my laughter was swapped with a consistent and dopey grin on my face. The startling realism and authenticity of the satire elevates the entire experience into a supremely hilarious achievement. Rob Reiner nailed This is Spinal Tap, and I have a feeling that a rewatch will raise my thoughts on it.
You know, I'm marking this as a first time watch but let's face it - I've seen it before.
Well, most of it, anyway. The bit with the pods. 11. Getting lost on the way to the stage. The black album cover. The Stonehenge stage disaster. And more. I'd say perhaps as much as any incredibly popular film I hadn't seen yet, This Is Spinal Tap was the most impossible to go in to and enjoy like a first time viewing.
And I have to say that it probably did affect my opinion of it. The funniest moments the film has had been seen and heard of by me so…
A brilliant spoof of rock culture banalities. Rob Reiner thinks out of the box for the first and last time in his career. Christopher Guest is one of the collaborators of such a groundbreaking screenplay, releasing theatrically one of the most influential films of the 80s. Magnificent inside jokes for all of us music lovers, portraying band members, although stereotypically, as human beings totally devoid of any sign of intelligence except for the one they need to lay their fingers on an instrument and know how to play it. Marvelous masterpiece and I actually can't believe how h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s it was.
The seminal mockumentary, Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap" is a randy and rollicking comedy that, sometimes prophetically, sends up the hard rock scene. Flowing over with wit, the film leans toward the lower-key side of things but is buoyed by tuneful and upbeat spirit that keeps the production moving.
Wryly and dryly, Reiner directs himself, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer as a filmmaker putting together a documentary about McKean, Guest, and Shearer's inept rock band, Spinal Tap. Committed to the form, the faux documentary stitches together a collection of talking-head interviews, concert footage, and other caught-on-camera moments that chart's the band's rise from mediocrity to simply a higher level of mediocrity.
From the band's lyrics to the…
Best Documentary ever. It's funny and pretty smart. I was expecting more but I enjoyed my experience with this film.
The mockumentary that made me believe in mockumentaries. It takes it to 11.
This goes up to 11.
Long live England's loudest band.
This deserves 11 stars.
A sharp and intelligent satire on the music industry with many quotable lines.
A comedy classic.
This film picks me up regardless of my mood, the day or anything else. There is something so perfect about it. The casting, the tone, the pacing, the humour. Everything is on point. It is a film that has gained mythical status in a lot of circles. As such it can sometimes be overlooked because of the sheer amount of good favour that's bestowed upon it but if you haven't watched in a while or have never seen it do yourself a favour.
Big Bottoms indeed.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…