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A MIGHTY WIND

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

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Gordie the Barber

A MIGHTY WIND

 

 

A Mighty Wind is a very funny spoof on the world of folk music from the 60s and 70s.

It's a charming and sometimes brilliant movie and a wonderful change of pace from today's high-pressure, rat-race, neck-breaking speedy seedy films.

It's not full of belly laughs, but does have a steady stream of smiles and chuckles throughout.

This relaxed pace pays off in every scene; it's just full of good old fun-poking humor.

Those of you who have seen Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show will not be too surprised at the antics (and just plain silliness) of this comic documentary.

Talented writer/director Christopher Guest has once again tapped into the funnybone of Americana with a parody of memorial folk concerts-- reuniting the Folksmen, the New Main Street Singers, and Mitch & Mickey, questionable talent from a bygone day.

Weird, fun, and at times quite touching-a gigglefest for those who remember.

The movie, A Mighty Wind, is a fake documentary that makes up a reunion concert featuring three once-popular folk music bands.

You don't have to like folk music to appreciate this film; the comedy here is pretty universal, and it's still worth a trip to the theater for anyone who likes good humor.

There are at least 10 fully realized comic characters in this flick.


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