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