Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2010)

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie



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Beginning with Woodstock '99, director Michelle Esrick has spent ten years documenting the life of Wavy Gravy. Saint Misbehavin' journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a kind servant to humanity. The film blends Wavy's own words with magical stories from an extraordinary array of fellow travelers both cultural and counter-cultural, revealing the man behind the clown's grin and the fool's clothing. In Saint Misbehavin' Wavy is revealed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Box Office: $28.8k
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Critic Reviews for Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Esrick has crafted an affectionate portrait of a man whose eclectic, ebullient life has been devoted to peace, love and understanding - an eternal hippie who has "walked the walk" since he burst onto the Greenwich Village "Beat" scene in the late 1950s.

Full Review… | March 10, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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As freewheeling and irreverent as the man himself, Saint Misbehavin' is that rare documentary whose flaws seem appropriate for its subject matter.

Full Review… | December 10, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Like its subject, Saint Misbehavin' is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age.

Full Review… | December 10, 2010
New York Times
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Are we to believe that this wild-haired, in-your-face LSD disciple is Mr. Perfect? I doubt it.

Full Review… | December 10, 2010
New York Post
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Perhaps the fly-on-the-wall approach of Esrick's mentor (and this film's executive producer) D.A. Pennebaker would have been more revealing. Instead, we get just a mystery man in white.

Full Review… | December 7, 2010
Village Voice
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Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.

Full Review… | December 2, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie

Wavy Gravy has served breakfast in bed to 500,000 people, he has traveled through the Middle-East and beyond to bring joy and food to the down-trodden, hopeless, homeless, and even those affected by natural disasters. He has mentored the youth of America as the co-founder of Camp Winnarainbow. A poet. A clown. A Hog Farmer. A Merry Prankster. A living Saint. This movie highlights and sheds light on the wonderful and unbelievable life, of one of the zaniest and greatest people, to ever walk the planet.

This is an incredibly in-depth documentary chronicling the life of Hugh Romney, who went from a beloved New York poet, to a nomadic Jester. Traveling the world with his much-loved Wife, as they set out to make a difference in the world. SAINT MISBEHAVIN' will not only put a smile on your face, but it may inspire you to release the inner-Wavy that hides deep inside all of us.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

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