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You can skip movies 10 times but never go back.
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…
Can I add a sixth star? This review goes up to six? I've seen this movie I don't know how many times now and I never get tired of it. I find myself chuckling before the gags even hit, just anticipating what's coming. Weird thing, though: It starts to look less ridiculous the more I learn about music history and more poignant the older I get.
I'm not big on rock music but this was hysterically funny and makes great use of the mockumentary genre.
The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me and this. Rob Reiner was THE man during the 80's.
This is one of the funniest films ever made.
I hadn't seen this in a very long time and was worried it would hold up. Boy was I was wrong, every note hits just like the first and gave me surprising laughs throughout. I was very pleased that it didn't lose it's sustain over the years.
This will have to be on my yearly rotation now.
The original. The best.
This goes to eleven, so: 11/10.
This is Spinal Tap, more like this is very good.
An amazingly subtle comedy
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