Perhaps the gold standard for the mockumentary, so smart in how it manages to convey the appeal of folk music while also satirizing the way the genre seems to enshrine a moment in our culture that, even by the late Sixties, must have seemed horribly antiquated ("There’s chicken on the table/But you got to say grace"). Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara provide a sweetness here I find genuinely touching.
Revisiting Guest's mockumentary makes me love him even more. There's the usual magic that comes with the enormous work with his actors, but in this particular film a heartfelt approach to the characters and their music can be perceived. A little gem.
Essentially Spinal Tap 2.0 but with older folk and older music. Definitely appeals to a certain crowd, you gotta hand it to Christopher guest for simply putting together a unique style that is all his own. Worth the watch for those interested.