A Mighty Wind
Satirist in extremis Christopher Guest aims his mockumentary lens at 1960s folk musicians -- specifically, the earnest Folksmen (portrayed by erstwhile Spinal Tappers Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer), the too-perky New Main Street Singers and former lovebirds Mitch & Mickey. As the three acts prepare to reunite for a tribute concert, music and emotions run high. This Grammy winner is a parody in the tradition of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
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- Christopher Guest
- 2004 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Christopher Guest/Eugene Levy commentary; character biographies and discographies (with album art and lyrics); additional scenes; entire TV concert broadcast; band TV appearances; Easter eggs.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Mighty Wind includes sexual humor with references to the adult film industry, homosexuality, and a sex-change operation. One character starts cross-dressing and others practice a silly religion based on colors. Language is pretty mild, and while these mockumentary subjects can be hilariously absurd, there's nothing mean-spirited in the comedy; a real love of folk music shines through.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual humor about the adult film industry; a fake religion where a flame represents a penis; a model-size brothel in a train set, and more. Mickey stays in a motel room where he hears people having sex next door. He mentions how he used to have sex with chamber maids before a show.
- One quick slap upside the head.
- "Hell" and "damn."
- Social Behavior
- Despite being a mockumentary, this movie is never mean-spirited; you can tell there's a respect and love for folk music.
- The Powerpuff Girls playing in the background of one scene.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drug references. Mentions of Mickey's past drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it