March to the beat of your own drum. Even if you don’t have one.
Starring Chi Ling Chiu Ari Gold • Adrian Grenier • Nick Kroll • Michael McKean • Jane Lynch • Shoshannah Stern • Steven Williams.
One of the funniest films in recent years
Totally awesome... An enthusiastic ‘Drums Up’!
Spinal Tap-caliber! Writer-director Ari Gold (real name) stars as Power, whose compulsive air-drumming to classic rock makes him village idiot of a New Mexico copper town beset by labor strife. Fired from the mine and estranged from his union-leader father (Michael McKean), he sets out to conquer big-league air-drumming in New Jersey. Bizarrely imaginative sight gags and laugh lines are timed like a Neil Peart solo, but the film also inexplicably succeeds as a melodrama and a heartfelt pro-labor statement. The wonderful cast includes the sublime Jane Lynch and a raft of people we should have heard of already.
Optimism is making a comeback, but perhaps not as big a comeback as air-drumming after audiences see Adventures of Power... Perhaps the most hilarious opening to an indie comedy ever... Without apologies or irony, this is the kind of earnest go-for-your-dream movie that might have been made in the 1980s like Flashdance or Karate Kid. And thats what works so well about Adventures of Power, it is simultaneously hilarious and heartfelt and better yet, it all feels real. This film will single-handedly bring newfound respect for the art of air-drumming and dreamers everywhere.
The best rock movie in many a year!
A crazy, hilarious, bizarre, insane movie... and in all the best ways possible.
Released on Showtime. Selection of Sundance & Karlovy-Vary & others.