Meeting People Is Easy


Meeting People Is Easy

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The British rock band Radiohead are an unusually introspective and downbeat group of musicians, which would make them unlikely candidates for international pop stardom. But against all odds, that's what happened to them in the wake of a hit single, "Creep," and press notices that have made them one of the most talked about English groups of the 1990s. In Meeting People Is Easy, director Grant Gee watches the band as they record their third album, the highly acclaimed OK Computer, then head out for an international tour, playing concerts and promoting the record in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Anyone expecting high-spirited hijinks in the manner of This Is Spinal Tap will be quickly disappointed (though anyone expecting high spirits from Radiohead has probably never heard their music). Meeting People Is Easy focuses on the downside of life on the road, as the band is booked into a long series of non-descript arenas, invited to perform on award shows where they clearly feel out of place, and repeatedly answer the same questions from an endless parade of journalists, with lead singer Thom Yorke often seeming to buckle under the strain. Meeting People Is Easy received a brief theatrical release in the United States prior to its bow on home video through the band's American record label, Capitol.

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Critic Reviews for Meeting People Is Easy

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

  • Meeting People Is Easy feels like a hangover with a great soundtrack. It's not for all tastes, but for those who crave experimental filmmaking, it's a must.

    Nov 8, 2002 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Meeting People Is Easy

  • Dec 21, 2009
    ill probably catch this on the independent channel, considering Radiohead is my favorite thing from the 90's period. Colin Greenwood probably hears his bass lines in his dreams before he plays them because nobody has that much rythym ( i just realized ive never typed the word rythym, i hope thats spelled right) and why is Thom Yorke not in the cast list thing?
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2008
    A good look for Radiohead fans.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2008
    FOR RADIOHEAD FANS ONLY. a doc recorded on there 1997 ok computer world tour, capturing the highs after the release of the universally praised album, to the bands dealings with media and touring countrys, whats great about this doc is the style, it perfdectly compliments the bands album there promoting, with loads of images of band next to modern trappings of travel and foreign settings, whilst tour goes on, with talking heads from the band capturing there mood, it also gives a glimpse as to why they went the direction they did with amnesiac and kid a there follow ups in this decade, wanting to not be stuck down and conform to standerd, this is a glimpse of a band at a time when they were the greatest around and who knows which way they would head, and todayb still the best band on the planet,,and i love r.e.m
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2007
    MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY (1998) directed by Grant Gee

    This is documentary about the band Radiohead, the filmmaker follows them as they are on tour soon after the release of their critically acclaimed album OK Computer in 1997.

    It shows their struggle with their new fame, how they live it and how they all dont really want it. It shows what a tour is like for them, you see them having fun, rehearsing song that wouldnt be released for another few years and see some live performances.

    Its really fun if you are into the band to see them live in a way, it fun entertaining and sometimes funny. Lots of cool footage. Definately for fans.

    Hugo S Super Reviewer

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