Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Mighty Wind

A Mighty Wind
Directed by Christopher Guest

Two words: Mitch and Mickey. 

I really enjoy the mockumentaries directed by Christopher Guest. The films are mostly improvised and this improvisation adds to the documentary feel. The heart of this film are Mitch and Mickey (played by Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara). They are a folk duo who re-unite for a tribute concert. They are both hysterically funny, but there is a sense of melancholy to them. They also get to sing the great Oscar nominated song, "Kiss at the End of the Rainbow." Everyone in this film is great and it is one of those films that gets funnier with repeat viewings.

Rustin Allison

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