A Mighty Wind
Review by Ross Anthony

Essentially, this is "Spinal Tap" in folk music. The son of a beloved folk music producer has only two weeks to organize a major event showcasing the reunions of three then-popular 60's folk groups.

Rather bland through the first third, the second third picks up only a little bit, but that third third is sweet.

Kudos to Ed Begley Jr. and Fred Willard (also very funny in "Best of Show"), but Eugene Levy (who almost always gets my sides aching) is strikingly unfunny here. That said, he as well as other cast members do a great job with the music -- both performing and writing.

  • A Mighty Wind. Copyright © 2003. PG-13. 92 minutes.
  • Starring Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Deborah Theaker, Fred Willard, Paul Dooley, Jim Piddock.
  • Directed by Christopher Guest.
  • Screenplay by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy.
  • Produced by Karen Murphy at Warner Bros/Castle Rock.


Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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