It's car-crash viewing that transcends the talents of it's directors, who struggle to maintain coherence as Duffy tries to save his movie and secure a record deal for his band, flitting between equally explosive meetings with his group and phone conversations with agents and executives. One particular non-sequitur highlighting Duffy's misogyny towards the end of the film feels completely misplaced and only included to further discredit a subject who has done a bang up job of assassinating his own character in the previous sixty minutes.
In spite of the limitations of its directors, this documentary still succeeds off the back of its subject as a spectacular parable for aspiring movie makers.
You might feel inclined to watch Boondock Saints, the movie responsible for Troy's success and failure, afterwards... But I'd advise against it.
He had a killer fresh script & big people wanted it but he alienated everyone & the documentary doesn't hide who he was & how he behaved.
Even his brother steps away from him & he truly becomes out of control & loses everything. Although the Doco is amateur in its construction Troy Duffy is that stupid & arrogant it makes up for it.
A must see Doco of what not to do in Film...