A mighty belly laugh,
This review is from: Christopher Guest Collection [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
If you love music and hate the kind of straight-faced documentaries that take themselves oh so seriously then you will love this film.
The son of a now dead music mogul decides it would be a fitting tribute to his fathers life if several of the folk groups he helped to stardom in the sixties reunite for a live tribute memorial concert.
But where are these 'folk legends' now? What happened to 'Mitch and Mickey'? or the incredible 'New Main Street Singers'? and do 'The Folksman' still have hair?
The film takes us back to their early careers (for those of us over 40 it is a sublime trip down memory lane) and then we see what has happened to them since.
It is flash-back and today woven around the funniest, dryest and sometimes bonkers humour you could wish to see- with some incredibly good acting to boot.
The fact that the actors all play their instruments and do their own singing (and they are GOOD)just adds to the brilliance of this film.
It is what you would expect from Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy with their usual fantastic ensemble of actors(Best In show, This is Spinal Tap etc).
The fantastic special features include lots of deleted scenes which are even more funny than the film.
The ' Live' concert at the end which was l suspect filmed in front of an invited real audience is wonderful. When comedy and truth meet it is rare.
If you like 'Oh BROTHER WHERE ART THOU-COEN BROTHERS- you will love this.