A Mighty Wind

 
 
Not just memorable because of Fred Willard’s Schtick, but because all the other performances are brilliant, from Posey to Levy. The songs are good too, funny and oddly catchy, just like Spinal Tap’s. Bringing together the makers of that classic, this instead is about the folk music scene and how old bands are getting together for a special tribute gig. Will it be a success? Will Mitch and Micky kiss? Will Mike La Fontaine get a ten minute spot? Watch to see Wha’ happens.O’Hara and Levy star as Mitch and Micky, a folk couple who were once sweethearts, but their relationship fell apart. Now Mitch is an odd recluse and Micky has married a model train fanatic. The highlight of their show back in the day was a kiss during one song. The New Main Street Singers are a group revamped from the Golden age of Folk, while the Folksmen are 3 men- Guest, Mckean, Shearer who are looking to reclaim their fame. Throw into the mix La Fontaine, owner and founder of High Class management, and many other wackycharacters, and we have another very funny film. Best moments include- all of Willard’s scenes, proving he is one of the funniest men alive, the ‘I would love to see this town in the Autumn’ scene and the ‘ best acoustics in the world’ scene. Very underrated and pretty much unknown (though it has garnered a cult following in recent years), if you’re a fan of ‘strange’ comedy, watch this.

The DVD is surprisingly filled with special features from deleted scenes to chats with the cast, and even a gig with most of the acts. The features are very entertaining and also highlight how tight, how full of ideas, and how much love they have for the art that this group of performers has.

*Originally written in 2005
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