Mistaken for Strangers (2014)
Critic Consensus: A suitably complicated look at fraternal bonds, Mistaken for Strangers offers more depth and insight than the usual tour documentary.
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The best thing about Mistaken for Strangers, a new documentary about the band the National, is that you don't have to be a fan to enjoy it.
Whether he's playing a character or simply being his goofy self, Tom Berninger is an impishly comic figure...
A unique, eccentric and highly enjoyable mix of brotherly soap opera and behind-the-scenes cringe comedy that even newcomers to The National's moody charms will enjoy.
With a loose, rambling style, this documentary starts as a backstage glimpse of a rock tour before shifting into an exploration of brotherhood and finally into something much more self-reflective.
Audience Reviews for Mistaken for Strangers
A captivating rock-doc that begins rather clumsy but later grows to become a surprisingly revealing portrait of a man who has always felt diminished compared to his successful brother - who happens to be the singer in a fantastic indie rock band of worldwide reputation.
One of those films I almost forgot I saw, but was extremely glad just now I found the title as the subject matter - a filmmaker brother (not a great one, but trying) follows around his up-n-coming brother musician while he's promoting a new album and playing concerts. Funny, affecting, and honest on all sides. charmingly done
I'm not even really familiar with The National, but I loved this movie. Tom and Matt are like 2 sides of one person. We all want to be like Matt but we're much closer to Tom. This was a disarmingly human movie that will make your heart explode.
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