The first 10 minutes are hilarious.
After that, it gets pretty bad.
Lynch mostly tells stories that I've already heard him tell in person and in countless interviews, though I appreciated his memories of his parents; his confession that he once defiantly walked out of a Bob Dylan concert; and how he reveals that during the making of Eraserhead, after his brother and father told him to quit the movie and get a real job, he went to his bedroom and burst into tears -- "because they didn't understand."
I also liked seeing Lynch play with his daughter and swear while painting.
I am not sure yet if this is a masterpiece, but based on my first viewing, I can say with certainty that it is a great, exceptionally well-made film, with all-around great acting, great cinematography, great editing and great screenwriting. It's wonderful to see Tom Hanks giving such a commanding and charismatic lead performance in a movie again. He really carries us through this complex story, and we fear for him every step of the way as he makes his…