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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.
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.
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I like this movie a lot but I don't nd it uproariously funny for some reason. I think it is clever as hell and surprisingly emotionally nuanced though.
A classic Christopher Guest mockumentary. Very funny, and a friendly hour and 20 minute view time.
Film #1 of Scavenger Hunt #5
27. Quickie (90 minutes or less)
This is Spinal Tap
i had some time to kill before work, so i decided to watch a movie with a shorter runtime. so, this is spinal tap. so many tight pants, bulges, fake bulges, long hair, accents, fran drescher's voice, etc. there were many times that i was laughing so hard that i thought i was going to puke. this was an excellent rockumentary parody.
Sex, drugs, rock and roll, and spontaneous combustion
A consistently humourous tone carries this infamous dry-comedy-rock mockumentary. Satirical, witty, nuanced humour.
Revision por primera vez en mi vida con subtitulos, siempre la había visto en versión original, con lo que la pude disfrutar mas si cabe.
El padre de los rokcumentaries, todos los tópicos del rock en esta cinta clásica que se deja amar por cualquier aficionado al Rock and Roll.
+++ Funny as hell
+ Concerts and acting are quite convincing
+ Mockumentary style is very well directed by Rob Reiner (must have influenced all the recent TV shows like The Office, Modern Family, etc...)
+ Loved the manager and the girlfriend dynamic
+ Anything that concerns the drummers in the band!
- Some scenes drag towards the end and the comedy is less strong
I have such a foggy impression of this movie I'm just going to do this in bullet-point form.
—I know some people won't admit it, but I think we all know there's a hard limit to how funny anything by Rob Reiner can be. He didn't go with that angle on Stand by Me and that was a good idea.
—I'm not a big metal guy but I am a fan of the other genre whose performers' stage antics were as silly as metal's. So I can "relate" or what-have-you.
—The funniest line in this movie is very close to the beginning—spoilers?—where Spinal Tap is introduced as "Britain's loudest band." Now you don't have to watch the movie.
—Yeah other than that there are only two other gags I can remember being amused by, both involving objects less than two feet long.
If you like this movie, then here's one that really warrants you have access to extras however you may acquire them. I have this one on Bluray.