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August 20, 2007

A Mighty Wind - 7

Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy (This is Spinal Tap, The Big Picture, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and For Your Consideration) take up a one night tribute to a 60's folk producer's life for this hilarious mockumentary. Using the same troupe (Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer -A prominent voice on The Simpsons, Jennifer Coolidge, John Michael Higgins, and Jane Lynch) from these other films, the film sounds like a VH1 Behind the Music highs and lows for three bands: Mitch and Mickey, The Folksmen, and The New Main Street Singers. While the music is good, with the exception of the overly produced Main Street Singers, the drama behind the scenes creates the real story of these washed-up pseudo-celebrities. The ability of the actors and actresses to keep a straight face and ad-lib are what make this film truly hilarious.

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