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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 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…
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...
...these go to eleven.
It all started with a skit on an ill fated sketch comedy pilot simply titled The T.V. Show. Even though it had a ridiculously talented cast the show wasn't picked up, with very few people seeing the pilot. Despite this fact, the fictitious band Spinal Tap that was featured in one of the skits would live on for over 40 years later with them performing their latest "One Night World Tour" in 2009 with yet another single released the same year.
Their popularity has less to do with the original 1979 skit written by Rob Reiner and EVERYTHING to do with this rockumentary/mockumentary that he wrote and directed 5 years later. This is the…
You can now turn this up to an 11 on IMDb!
Managed to fit in UHF AND This Is Spinal Tap before lunch. I'm proud of me.
If I had to explain what is going on on this film, I would say it's kinda hard to explain.
It's a mockumentary about a fake heavy metal band -That actually became a thing after the mvie- called Spinal Tap that after a long career were rather left behind and go absolutely downhill. The funny thing about this is that I didn't really know that the band and all they were saying was fake -Even if I knew it wasn't a real documentary- 'til half the movie when I searched it up on wikipedia to see if that "Past bands" things was actually real, and then I saw that they absolutely fooled me. There you can see the excellence of…
Maybe the first mockumentary (at least the earliest I'm aware of), "This is Spinal Tap" is a hilarious comedy with legitimately great music from its titular band.
This movie is my everything.
I was really let down by this one. I was so excited to see this and it ended up just being meh. I laughed about 5 times
This goes to 11.... out of 10, and is now on my profile page as one of my favorites. A true masterpiece.
In about 1993, living with my newly placed together family of second marriages and step-siblings, I was given my opportunity to pick a movie for a family movie night. Since I was a huge obsessive of comedy and comedy films, I knew I wasn't going to pick something like Mrs. Doubtfire. Looking through all of my Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin books, one thing kept coming up to see - This is Spinal Tap. I knew who Rob Reiner was and he had made some pretty cool movies but I didn't really know the others in there but it was all about reading that it was one of the best comedies ever. So somehow, Blockbuster had a copy of This…
After hearing so much about this movie over the years, I think I was expecting to find it a little funnier.
That being said, This Is Spinal Tap is still a lot of fun to watch and follow these ridiculous characters as their band starts falling apart as the tour progresses. I think I was just expecting too much from it.
Although it didn't live up to the enormous hype, I did find myself laughing more as the movie went on...