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
Spinal Tap, Mistaken for Strangers
is a truly hilarious,
unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.
the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band
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 a surprisingly honest portrait of a charged
relationship between two brothers, and the frustration of unfulfilled