I’d only heard of this movie thanks to another movie, Juno, where the character mentions Spinal Tap and because Juno mentioned it, I though “its got to be good” and it is. It’s a mocumentary [a comedic documentary] about the fictional band Spinal Tap and their American tour.
Before the movie even started, when we were on the menu screen on the DVD, dad was already cracking up and it gave me a good idea of what to expect. Very funny and almost realistic dialogue that makes this mocumentary work. The more real it sounds, the funnier it is.
The hair is fantastic. They have characters of their own. I half expected one of the hairs to suddenly jump up and attack everyone.
I wondered whether this was scripted or improv and, according to Wikipedia, its mainly improv which is the only way to go when you’re doing a mocumentary. I suppose you tell the actors to get from point A to point B of the plot and they just make their own way there.
The songs are awesome, I really like them! Its great that the actors and director wrote and performed all the songs. In my notes, I wrote down two specific songs, Big Bottom and Stonehenge. Very funny songs, especially when you link the Stonehenge song to the dwarfs.
There is something hilarious about fully grown men acting all diva-ish. Loved it when the brunette guy has a fit about the food and that he can’t fold the bread and there’s nothing in some olive but something in other olives.
The archive footage was funny, as they mocked the music and look of the era.
Loved that the drummers always die. I think one of the lines is that there have been 37 members of Spinal Tap because all the drummers mysteriously die.
My dad said he likes the blond one’s space shirt!
Loved when the brunette guy does his classical pieces on the piano and they’re very beautiful but one of the songs is called ‘Lick my Love Pump.’
I totally felt for the band when they got lost backstage! Its totally like that at the theatre I used to volunteer at. I got lost quite a few times so I loved that scene.
I loved that they have the classic little under-story of the BFF hating his BFFs wife and visa versa.
The accents are a bit weird but whatever, I somehow manage to not care for this movie.
Sorry, this review is a bit crap isn’t it… the movie is great, my dad laughed the whole way through, I really liked it and I think you should rent it.