Monday, August 10, 2015

Call Me Lucky (2015)

I know 2015 is only half over, but I’m pretty sure I’ve just seen the best documentary of the year. Like Searching for Sugarman and 20 Feet from Stardom it’s an exploration of a fascinating person you’re probably not that familiar with. Like Life Itself it gives everyone a chance to sing the praises of an individual who has meant so much to so many. And Like Deliver Us from Evil it confronts the topics we’d rather not discuss in the bluntest terms possible. It’s so many different movies all wrapped up into one hilarious and heartbreaking whole.

Don’t know who Barry Crimmins is? Great! That’s the perfect way to go into this film. Let the filmmakers take you for a ride that weaves laughter and tears together so ably. Even when things turn REALLY dark, there are still moments of levity to be found. It puts you through your paces in a way that only the best films can. And did I mention that it is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait?! If for some reason you have any preconceived notions about that name, I promise you they will have vanished by the time this movie is over. Make an effort to go see it whenever it comes near.

Don't know where it's playing? Check out their website for the full list of theaters currently showing this gem. More theaters being added weekly!

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