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A Mighty Wind
Three 1960's folk acts reunite for a memorial concert at Carnegie Hall after a famous legendary folk manager dies.

Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean...  View more >

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May 14, 2003
"A Mighty Wind" is Christopher Guest's tribute to folk music. Although it is fake documentary on folk music, both the film and the music score is well-written and well made. It's mostly a take off on the 1983 documentary "Wasn't That A Time," in which they made a concert that reunited the Weavers. In "A Mighty Wind," a tribute concert has brought together a slew of folk groups, including the Folksmen and the Main Street Singers. The music is good too. Two of them "The Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," and the title song, could get Oscar nominations for Best Song. Eugene Levy is the biggest stand out of the movie. He could get one too.
May 16, 2003
it is a great movie!!!
May 22, 2003
I laughed out loud several times. The film kept my interest, and I liked the music better than the music in "Chicago".
May 28, 2003
The only thing "mighty" about "A Mighty Wind" is that it's a mighty parody of itself. This is not an enjoyable film on any level. Gently poking fun of the folk era and the types of groups that made up folk? Huh? Did Guest even understand or see folk groups in the early '60's? I remember peace, civil rights, class conflicts, labor movement causes, and, yes, some just happy community gatherings a la New Christy Ministrels. Phoney, I don't think so. And it's funny to see people age, as people reunite years later, coming back bald, fat, with yellow teeth, and scarred by life's toils (cf Mitch)? What are the critics thinking? Do they laugh at people that have cancer?

I felt awkward, feeling almost sorry for the characters, while the writer was clearly trying to elicit a guffaw. But if you do have to sit through this one, there is one scene that does bring some earnest empathy and emotion - while Mitch and Micky sing at the concert. What's that doing in there? It didn't fit with most of the film's I'm-smart-and-hip tone 'cause those ol' geezers from the '50's were really out of it.

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