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This is Spinal Tap (Special Edition) (1984)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Comedy movie directed by Rob Reiner

Director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) solemnly alerts us to the glory that was Spinal Tap in his introduction to this "rockumentary" about the legendary British heavy-metal group, featuring lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead singer David … see full wiki

Director: Rob Reiner
Genre: Comedy
2 reviews about This is Spinal Tap (Special Edition) (1984)
review by . May 31, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
"This Is Spinal Tap" is a fun satire. It is as obvious as it is freewheeling, but it hits its bullseye and never stops. Rob Reiner, who directed and was contributing writer to this extravaganza, plays the interviewer making a "Rockumentary" of the title named band from England. The disparity between the interviews and the behind the scenes debacles is telling. Mercilessly, the contradictions poke fun at the pretenses and the self-importance of a successful band hitting the skids. There are also …
review by . March 09, 2002
I've nothing to add about the quality of this picture - without a doubt it's the funniest rock spoof of all time (well, it's not exactly hard, is it? Can you think of another one that's actually funny?), but for my money I can't think what beats it for the title of funniest movie of all time, bar none.I'm curious, though, that a couple of people mark it down as seeming 'tame' compared to what rock bands do now. Come again? Surely this misses the point? Spinal Tap was, and is, a dead-eye satire; …
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