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I wish another director had chronicled the life and times of the vibrantly alert Tony Kushner: Mock's docu is diffuse, rambling, and fails to delve into some crucial issues pertaining to the playwright's creativity and personal life.
The final portrait is unquestionably entertaining, very occasionally teasing and largely adoring. Because Kushner is a devoted political commentator, his thoughts on everything from America's role in the world to the nature of Zionism are on full display.
This is an exceedingly friendly portrait, a disarming one, too. The filmmaker invites us to reconsider the author as someone warmer and less intimidating than his body of work. On that count, Wrestling With Angels succeeds.
Wrestling with Angels could use some brouhaha: It's a bit too much of a pleasant air kiss from a fan, and doesn't engage inquisitively enough with Kushner's often controversial and very political ideas.
Wrestling With Angels is better than a puff piece, getting at how Kushner's personal life has shaped the political and philosophical dimensions of his flawed but breathtaking plays, including the prescient Homebody/Kabul.