The perfect kiss…
In many ways this is a fair sequel to the peerless This Is Spinal Tap. It’s certainly a much more understated effort in all respects, but there’s no mistaking the humour: one can imagine few bands other than Spinal Tap being signed to a record company so cheap it didn’t punch holes in the vinyl!
Michael McKean and Christopher Guest play it pretty straight, so many of the choicest lines comes from the bit parts, and while it’s not in the same league as ‘Tap, there are some genuine gut-busters in there (one that particularly stuck for me was the pros and cons of playing in a garage band in Stockholm).
I’m a little surprised that some have found the plot lacking: There was a clear dramatic climax – “the kiss” – which was set up very early in the piece, and to my mind was handled very deftly indeed.
Definitely worth a night in.