Tonight I watched This is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner's mockumentary about the fictitious heavy metal band of the title. We follow David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), along with their bandmates, as they suffer the travails of being a band which has seen better days--hotel reservations get messed up, no one comes to record-signing sessions, concerts get cancelled, their label objects to the cover art for their new album, their drummer spontaneously combusts on stage. There is bite to the humor in this one--rockers like Jimmie Page have attested to how close to home it hits. Guest, along with McKean and Shearer, Eugene Levy, and others (including Ed Begley, Jr., and Fred Willard, who have cameos in this one), would go on to make a series of critically successful mockumentaries starting in the late 1990s; this was the prototype for films like A Mighty Wind and Best in Show. Not for all tastes but a minor classic all the same.
"May the hinges of friendship never rust, nor the wings of love lose a feather"--Scottish blessing