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BTDesign Award
A Mighty Wind (2003)

Cast: Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, John Michael Higgins, Parker Posey, Ed Begley, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Michael Hitchcock

Director(s): Christopher Guest

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

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Christopher Guest follows up his hilarious mockumentary BEST IN SHOW with this parody of the folk music industry. Three well-known folk groups come together for a reunion concert in New York City, singing brilliantly funny songs and producing uniquely bizarre laughs along the way. The Folksmen are an all-male trio consisting of an upright bass, a banjo, a guitar, and a whole lot of melody. Hilarious scenes of the group rehearsing casually in the kitchen, while reflecting on bygone days, are some... [Get complete synopsis]


Papamikey wrote on May 5, 2005, 11:04 am
Mood: Taking a wee break...
Really enjoyed this movie, much like it's sister-films from Christopher Guest: Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman and Best In Show, it exhibits held-back, HIGHLY subtle humour. If you don't know what jokes to look for, you might even consider this a ACTUAL documentary of folk musicians.

Classic scene of husband and wife explaining how they met and formed the Main Street Players, how the wife was discovered doing adult films. Just watch the husbands facial expressions...jesus christ, I pissed myself laughing!

And Eugene Levy is brilliant as usual.

Couldn't get past Harry Shearer's voice, sounding so much like Principal Skinner...gaah!

Papa Mikey!
Deril wrote on May 5, 2005, 11:22 am
no time to write a full review, but I liked it. Not as good as the others though
suaveay wrote on February 11, 2006, 5:32 pm
Brilliant mockumentary of the 60s' folk song era. Somehow managed to parody and triumph the spirit of "music as a means of change" that was so prevalent during that era. I found myself utterly emotionally invested by that final "Kiss". Left me feeling better about the world.
motleymitch wrote on January 21, 2007, 3:27 am
Though not as good as 'Best In Show', it is still an above average comedy/mockumentary, well-ensconced in the style that Christopher Guest has mastered so effectively. The original music stands on its own as believably hokey, yet catchy. Guest's all-star cast of regulars are at their usual top standard of ensemble acting, with everyone getting their moments to shine (though I was particularly LOLing during Ed Begley Jr.'s and Fred Willard's respective performances). The dialogue is clever and realistic with just a touch of zaniness to make you do a double-take.
Brilliance. Can't wait to see 'For Your Consideration' when it soon hits DVD.


Deril wrote on January 21, 2007, 9:18 am
Wha HAppen??

Very good. Laughed my ass off even on the re-watch. I stand by my rating of 3.5 only because I tend to compare it to Best in Show (and I guess Spinal Tap). Still some great moments.
motleymitch wrote on January 21, 2007, 11:19 am
It was neat having the history to know that when watching The Folksmen, you were also watching Spinal Tap. And I agree with Mikey that if you close your eyes and listen to Harry Shearer's character, you're essentially hearing Principal Skinner.

Deril wrote on April 28, 2008, 2:36 pm
Everyday at lunch, I watch some LAME ASS movie on CITY TV.

Today though, they showed this gem. I laughed myself stupid again, but the agerave joe six pack down in the lunch room just "didn't get it". Idiots.
This really is comedy gold.

I don't think so"

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