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Though not as uproariously funny as Guest's previous movies, A Mighty Wind is also more heartfelt. Read critic reviews

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In this hilarious backstage mockumentary, three eclectic, never-quite-famous folk bands come together for the first time in decades following the death of their manager to put on an reunion concert in his honor, at the request of his son (Bob Balaban). For the members of The Folksmen, The New Main Street Singers, and Mitch & Mickey, time has not been kind. As the show approaches, apprehension sets in, romances are rekindled and ambitions are permanently deferred.

Cast & Crew

Bob Balaban
Jonathan Steinbloom
Eugene Levy
Mitch Cohen
Jane Lynch
Laurie Bohner
Michael McKean
Jerry Palter
Catherine O'Hara
Mickey Devlin Crabbe
Parker Posey
Sissy Knox
Fred Willard
Mike LaFontaine
Arlene Donnelly Nelson
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Joseph T. Garrity
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Robert Leighton
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  • Nov 18, 2018
    The impression we have here is that Guest is less interested in making fun of people and their curious idiosyncrasies with his usual satirical bite, making a film that is sweeter and more heartfelt than Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show but also a bit less funny, too.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2016
    Christopher Guest's masterpiece. You get the sense that while he's mocking elements of the folk music scene, he ultimately loves the genre and these characters. Everything with Mitch and Mickey is so perfect I can't help but get moved to tears.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2012
    Full confession alert: I'm not the biggest Christopher Guest fan; however, A Mighty Wind is maturely directed, heartfelt, and keenly observed. I never thought I would be genuinely touched by a Guest film, but that's why we watch movies, right?
    Jonathan H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2012
    My favourite of the Chris Guest films that is absolutely hilarious. What makes Guest films work is that the oddballs within them are entirely believable. The actors involved breathe life into them without taking them over the top.
    John B Super Reviewer

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