After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh pieced together a narrative of Gray’s life to create the documentary And Everything Is Going Fine.
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A final monoloque from Spalding Gray painstackingly put together and edited by Steven Soderbergh and editor Susan Littenberg. In editing footage from different eras and pieces a coherent narrative is somehow made that sheds some light on the evolution of Gray's style. A straight biopic would be welcome as well but this is a fitting tribute to Gray's legacy.
Interesting sampling from the monologues and interviews with the late Spalding Gray assembled by Steven Soderbergh, provides a compelling look at Gray's unique personal insights and philosophies, even if it does often feel like more of a retrospective than a real in-depth biographical film. Still, well worth watching for fans of Gray's work.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. All I knew about Spalding Gray before watching this was a Family Guy reference ("You are the Spalding Gray of crap") but by the time it was over I was reduced to tears during the credits sequence. Not exactly a documentary but there's something to be said for hearing the story straight from the horse's mouth. Truly funny stuff.