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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.
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.
Everything about it is funny.
These go to eleven.
Lick My Love Pump.
Cult movie? In it's 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.
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.
Oh, the airport-cucumber scene, how you make me laugh so much...
Oh, the Stonehenge scene, how you make me cry with surprise...
Oh, the Rock'n'Roll Creation performance, how you make me shake my head...
Oh, the 'Dese go to eleven' scene, how you make me want an amp like that...
Oh, the Sex Farm scene, how you make me wince...
Oh, the little bread scene, how you make me crave some little bread in a little garden with some little ham...
Oh, the ending, how you make me want to punch the air...
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
''These go to eleven.''
Hilarious satire a plenty in this perfect mockumentary. This movie is incredibly well written and the jokes come thick and fast. Often you'll miss the next joke as you're still laughing at the last one. I will never get tired of watching this film. Amazing music and brilliant comedic performances from all involved.
The funniest movie ever made.
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and uh..."
"Yeah, and clever."
Amazingly, this is my first time seeing This Is Spinal Tap despite being a hair metal aficionado back in the '80s and having listened to Soundgarden's cover of "Big Bottom" 20 million times. It was fun.
Smart, but a little long and oddly paced. It is always enjoyable, but never overly funny.
Although this film may be considered a tad dated due to the subject matter being about an era of music that is more or less gone, the movie still holds up as a great cult mockumentary and a commentary on the music industry. The rampant excess, the personalities and talent of the musicians, and the people that help keep the band going are all touched upon in the film and executed with great comedic effect. The jokes are all witty and clever and the references to other rock artists also add to the comedy while providing great commentary. It also has great replay value since it's a short movie and there's always going to be stuff that you pick up on with every viewing. I'm very much looking forward to the next time I watch this movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Half re-watched it on Netflix for no reason in particular and still caught most of the brilliance. The timing on the gags is tremendous.
Aside from being funny while still rocking hard, I took notice of how actually emotionally satisfying it is when Nigel (Chris Guest) rejoins the band on stage. Everything about that moment feels so real, and you're prepped for it thanks to prominent close-ups of Harry Shearer doing the backup vocal, highlighting how off it feels without the other half.
Watched with Spinal Tap audio commentary.
People have told me that this film is hillarious so I gave it a watch last night. While it doesn't stay consistent with it's "mockumentary" style, it really is a very clever and funny movie. The performances given all represent the real emotion and fun it would be like to be in a band and every actor did a great job of creating their own silly character. It's fast paced and the cinematography does do a great job of making it feel like you are watching a documentary. But most of the time, it does feel like a narrative because it wouldn't show interviews or Rob Reiner for like 20 minutes straight (which is what makes it feel like a narrative). If it really was trying to parody documentaries 100% through, this would've been a funnier film.
"...these go up to 11."
The O.G. mockumentary. The subject matter probably isn't as relevant today as it was then, but the satire is still fresh and it's still unbelievably hilarious. R.I.P. to all the drummers.