2011, Movies

The Other F Word (2011 Andrea Blaugrund Nevins)

The subject matter is interesting. There is certainly a movie to be made about the rash of “punk” musicians who are still playing music about defying authority who now live in large to gigantic homes, send their daughters to private schools, etc and yet still claim to have retained some kind of anti-authority stance.

But it is not this movie. This movie is a gigantic mess.

  • The chapters don’t make any sense (the material appears to be distributed differently than the headings would suggest),
  • there are lyrics on the screen,
  • there are performances that come out of nowhere and don’t really fit the vibe of the movie
  • and, on top of all that, there is the problem that the filmmakers never really decided if this movie was about the lead singer of Pennywise quitting his band to be a better father or whether it is about punk musicians having mid-life crises now that they are the establishment they rebelled against.

An absolute mess.

4/10

  • Directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
  • Produced by Cristan Reilly, Andrea Nevins
  • Written by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
  • Interview subjects:
    • Tony Cadena of The Adolescents
    • Art Alexakis of Everclear
    • Rob Chaos of Total Chaos
    • Joe Escalante of The Vandals
    • Josh Freese, Session Drummer
    • Fat Mike of NOFX
    • Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Lars Frederiksen of Rancid
    • Matt Freeman of Rancid
    • Jack Grisham of TSOL
    • Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion
    • Tony Hawk, Pro Skateboarder
    • Greg Hetson of Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks
    • Mark Hoppus of blink-182
    • Jim Lindberg of Pennywise
    • Mike McDermott of Bouncing Souls
    • Tim McIlrath of Rise Against
    • Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo
    • Duane Peters of U.S. Bombs
    • Joe Sib of SideOneDummy Records
    • Ron Reyes of Black Flag
    • Rick Thorne, BMX Rider
  • Edited by Geoffrey Franklin
  • Production company: Rare Bird Films
  • Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories (USA), Elephant Eye Films (International), Mongrel Media (Canada)
  • Release date: November 6, 2011
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Box office: $53,200

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