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Review: Passing the Gravy 30.08.2009

Posted by Commodore Mendez in Movie reviews, Uncategorized.
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Still clownin' after all these years. But why?

Still clownin' after all these years. But why?

Movie: Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie (2008)
This documentary follows someone who stepped out to find Eden, ate all the fruit and threw away the rind.
The subjects have drunk the Kool-Aid, and sometimes make you wish you could, too, and maintain personal hygiene and eschew STDs. The director could’ve done less about Woodstock and more about the back story of Hugh Romney, a.k.a Wavy Gravy, the clown emcee at Woodstock.
Compared to the great Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, this movie is about us flying a goddamn computer console when we wanna be out hopping galaxies.
If William Shatner had directed it, there would be an extended version of his cover of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” If Leonard Nimoy had directed it, the soundtrack would include him on the lyre.
If Scotty had seen the movie with me, he’d have said, “I just want to give those barefooted what-do-you-call-’ems the boot out of here.”
Overall: An inspiring if superficial look at a minor character from another time who gamely tries to keep up the best parts of the hippie philosophy, not the ones that led to massive self-entitlement/-indulgence, but that peace and love stuff (which itself got commodified a long time ago).
I give this movie: 2.97 Nomads