A Mighty WInd

This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual situations.  It is an hour and thirty-two minutes long.  It stars a cast of people who are known for several different characters.  Stars like Eugene Levy (American Pie), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice), Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, and Jane Lynch.

This movie is about a folk music concert.  Several of the songs are catchy and it makes the viewer long for the CD’s of the songs, or wish that the groups were actual groups.  The main musicians and the ones that everyone longs to see are Mitch and Mickey played by Levy and O’Hara.  However the problem is that there were problems in the past and Mitch and Mickey are no longer together.  Through many twists and turns the concert is finally brought together, with one final twist, will Mitch and Mickey play together.

This movie is a quiet type of comedy, one that not everyone would understand.  The scenes are funny and the characters are all played really well.  It leaves the viewer laughing and smiling.  The best part of the scenes star Parker Posey and the group she sings with, actually that isn’t true, there are a lot of really good scenes in this movie, I just find that Parker Posey plays her character so well.  This movie does not rely on crude body humor, which is refreshing compared to many of the comedies of today.  The comedy is high-brow.

The one thing that really bothered me about this movie was that is was a little slow at places.  I thought that there were times when it could have moved a little faster or some scenes could have been taken out.  Since this film is shot in a documentary style some of the commentary is a little drab and unneeded. 

I reccomend this movie to anyone who wants a comedy that is a little different.  It is a musical comedy and some of the songs will stick with you, so be warned.

1 thought on “A Mighty WInd”

  1. I’m going to go ahead and disagree with you. In fact, you noted that the humor is a little against the grain and a lot of people wouldn’t get it. I think you may be among those who don’t quite get it. That said, blah review, great movie.

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