“Painfully funny and rather moving, as well. Seems destined for cult status. ”~SBS
Aroview: Distinctive among rock-docs, this was made by the underachieving, metal-head brother of indie-rockers 'The National''s front-man, Matt Berninger, who is hired as a roadie and charged with filming the band's successful world tour.
Part band profile, part bro-mance, part personal therapy exercise, the latter may be seen as self-indulgence but the film is revealing in unexpected ways and follows a lovably flawed character that is central to enjoying any kind of cinematic journey, fictional or otherwise. And whether you're partial to 'The National''s music or not, it provides surprisingly relatable insight into the anxiety of being a rock star's sibling.
4 stars (Very Good) Rockumentary and redemption movie rolled into one. Started slow, but was saved by the family dynamics in the second half. I also tied myself in knots with the meta-ness of watching a movie of someone editing the movie I'm watching.~Truant