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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.
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.
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…
[Obligatory "up to 11" joke.]
"As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll."- Mick Shrimpton
Rob Reiner's directorial debut is a cult classic about fictional rock band Spinal Tap. The film was done like a documentary and I thought it was very well done. The cast is great with Christopher Guest stealing the show. The film has tons of great lines and had me laughing quite a bit. It works well as a satire. 7/10
At its best, improvisational comedy creates humor out of the raw collaborative energy between performers. There's an intangible quality to the experience of two or more performers creating something even they aren't entirely sure of. This is where I find This Is Spinal Tap (and the other Christopher Guest films I've seen [For Your Consideration and Best In Show]) lacking: rarely - if ever - do I feel a true sense of collaboration in these improvised scenes. Too often it feels (to me) like each actor is out to get the most laughs, when they should be focused on building the reality of these characters and their world - comedy will build from that.
That said, there are a few…
엄청난 연주 실력, 멋진 노래들, 그리고 그 능청스러운 코믹 연기.
라이너 감독 데뷔작인데 그 특유의 유머 감각이 잘 살아있다.
입가에서 웃음이 그치질 않게 하는 무비 ㅎㅎ
Great mockumentary about hard rock/metal bands.
This was such a funny movie. I can't tell what the funniest part was, but I enjoyed immensely the whole way. It really tackled different issues in rock music in such a comedic way, and even made up this completely satirical band that was just perfect. I need more mockumentaries like this.
EDIT: Guys, I loved it. Boy, not rating movies makes things confusing.
I'm jealous of Rob Reiner, I really am. He's done a good handful of terrific films with a few classics sprinkled on top (see Stand by Me). This is certainly among his best, but doesn't quite touch the top spots.
Rooted in 80's culture the film often hits some brilliant high notes satirising rock bands of the time. Thus however some jokes go over the heads of younger audiences today seeing as the satire isn't really as relevant today as it once was.
Really good cinematography and AMAZING acting, not to mention it's pretty funny, too.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…