Certifiably Jonathan Reviews
Because it is at the same time a tribute to Winters, a true documentary of his life and a chance to see him as himself, and at the same time Winters is also sending up himself, his art, his comedy, etc.
Yes, often it goes Spinal Tap and tries and succeeds to be really funny on purpose, "look i'm a mockumentary", but it is a great film as well due to its range because it never milks everything for a laugh. It is also a great satire on the art world in general. No, Winters' work will never be in the MOMA. His art is great enough but it will never be due to the politics of the art world. Winters is the rarest of artists...he is able to take neither himself or his art seriously...which is why he is a great artist and a national treasure and why it is wonderful to see modern comedians in this film look six inches tall in his presence.