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A Mighty Wind

13 Ratings: 3.2
A comedy movie directed by Christopher Guest

There'sA Mighty Winda-blowin', along with the gales of laughter you'll get from Christopher Guest's third exercise in brilliant "mockumentary." After tackling small-town theatricals inWaiting for Guffmanand obsessive dog-show … see full wiki

Director: Christopher Guest
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 16, 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
6 reviews about A Mighty Wind
review by . June 04, 2007
You can count me in with the people who really liked this one, especially because it deviates from Christopher Guest's old formula. The way "Waiting for Guffman" skewered the pretensions of the residents of Blaine, and the way "Best in Show" skewered its dog owning protagonists certainly had a bit of poison in it. In this film, the audience can empathize at some of the characters while laughing at them, Mitch and Mickey being the best examples. I wanted to see more of them in this film. Now, I know …
review by . September 06, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Without a shadow of a doubt, hands-down, Christopher Guest is the master of the mockumentary. No other filmmaker can come close to the brilliance that Guest and his repertory ensemble of actors produce when they all come together to form a movie. A MIGHTY WIND is another of Guest and Co.'s projects that examines the inner workings of the folk music business. In the movie, folk music icon Irving Steinbloom (Stuart Luce) passes away and his son, Jonathan (Bob Balaban) decides to put together a memorial …
review by . October 14, 2004
In many ways this is a fair sequel to the peerless This Is Spinal Tap. It's certainly a much more understated effort in all respects, but there's no mistaking the humour: one can imagine few bands other than Spinal Tap being signed to a record company so cheap it didn't punch holes in the vinyl!     Michael McKean and Christopher Guest play it pretty straight, so many of the choicest lines comes from the bit parts, and while it's not in the same league as 'Tap, there are some …
review by . June 03, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
When discussing three of the films in which Christopher Guest has been centrally involved thus far (i.e. Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind), it would be inaccurate to suggest that they follow the same formula. Rather, Guest is guided by an equation which consists of the following: an ensemble company of immensely talented actors, hilarious satirical material presented in a "mockumentary" style, and a multi-dimensional plot which concludes with a Grand Event. He directed the three …
review by . October 06, 2003
When discussing three of the films in which Christopher Guest has been centrally involved thus far (i.e. Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind), it would be inaccurate to suggest that they follow the same formula. Rather, Guest is guided by an equation which consists of the following: an ensemble company of immensely talented actors, hilarious satirical material presented in a "mockumentary" style, and a multi-dimensional plot which concludes with a Grand Event. He directed the three …
review by . July 09, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: some funny parts, Coolidge     Cons: disappointing overall, too many characters, bland songs     The Bottom Line: A Mighty Wind has its moments but pales in comparison to This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show.      A Mighty Wind, the latest "mockumentary" from writer/director/actor Christopher Guest and writer Eugene Levy takes most of the crew from Best in Show and re-casts them as folk singers, promoters, and eccentric family members. …
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