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This Is Spinal Tap

this-is-spinal-tap-parodyEver wondered how rock stars live? Well, wonder no longer. This is Spinal Tap is on my list of top comedies because it is a wild ride that satirizes the eccentric, over the top lifestyles of Rock Gods who live for sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The dialogue is great because it’s almost all ad libbed, meaning that all the nuances of speech get into the movie, unlike some alien sounding dialogue that just doesn’t flow. It’s even better considering the British accents!
Spinal Tap has David (Michael McKean), Derek (Harry Shearer) and Nigel (Christopher Guest), who sport hair almost as ridiculous as their English accents. The film is set in mockumentary style, like the Office or Trailer Park Boys, and the documentor Marty (Reiner) follows the rock gods through the trials, troubles and good times that come from rocking out. Spinal Tap is rated R, which should come as no surprise, and runs bout 82 minutes long.

The band is fizzling out a little bit, and so the already over the top characters act in even more over the top ways to try and get fans back into it. Think 80 hair, metal, and ridiculousness all in English accents, and you will get a good jist of what this movie is all about. Spinal Tap was loved by critics and laypersons all. If you haven’t seen this movie, watching it is going to be like a light going on in your head- this film has been referenced over and over in pop culture, and you will finally be in the loop. On a scale of 1-10 for awesomeness, this R rated comedy gets an 11.

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