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Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

Mistaken for Strangers

Overview


Genre

Documentary, Music

Release Date

March 28, 2014 (Limited)

Studio

American Mary Productions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Tom Berninger

Producer

Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, Craig Charland

Starring

  • Matt Berninger
  • Tom Berninger
  • Bryan Devendorf
  • Scott Devendorf
  • Aaron Dessner
  • Bryce Dessner

Story


Hailed by Michael Moore as "one of the best documentaries about a band that I've ever seen" and by Pitchfork as "the funniest, most meta music movie since SPINAL TAP," MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.

Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother, Tom, is a loveable slacker - a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National's biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom's plan to film the entire adventure.

What starts as a rock documentary soon becomes something else: an honest portrait of a charged relationship between two brothers, and the frustrations of unfulfilled creative ambitions.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..like its director-star, "Mistaken For Strangers" struggles admirably but can only go so far before letting the established talent win out..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
“..funny and self-effacing doc says more about its maker's insecurities than the rock tour it chronicles..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the film offers a portrait of fraternal commitment that's both strange and sweet..”
by Jim Farber [New York Daily News]