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The Boosh stripped bare,
This review is from: The Mighty Boosh on Tour: Journey of the Childmen [DVD] (DVD)
Other reviews here dismiss this documentary as a glorified DVD extra from the Future Sailors live DVD but I'd say that's missing the point completely. This is a far more nuanced, independently minded documentary film, which catches hold of the Boosh's coat tails and hangs on gingerly. The result is a film which is partly made with an insider's eye, with many candid and off-guard moments with various Boosh members, and partly a questioning perspective on the Boosh hysteria that accompanied the Future Sailors tour. Some Boosh fans who prefer the bright primary colours and larger-than-life characterisations of the TV series might find the documentary a bit puzzling, but for me, it paints a portrait of the impressively analytical comedy brains of Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt et al and locates them firmly in a vision of a parochial, slightly grubby British landscape. No matter how high you gleam in the comedy firmament, the reality is still chips, hangovers and daytime TV the next day, and the inescapable feeling of being lost in greyness.
Congratulations to the Boosh team for putting this film out as it presents the fascinating flipside to their more glossy product. And it should also be mentioned that the film has a great music soundtrack and there are a lot of DVD extras, including some cool short films.