Intensely fascinating portrait of a hugely influential artist. As interesting as Crumb himself is, he pales in comparison to some of his family members, and the opportunity to get a look into his past and current family life alone is well worth watching it, even if you have no interest in Crumb's comics.
Much of the brilliance showcased in this documentary stems directly from the tortured, deeply flawed geniuses of all three Crumb brothers. Borderline schizophrenics in their childhood, only Robert managed to exorcise his demons entirely thorugh very detailed, bizarre yet masterful drawings of his all-dominating sexual neurosis, that of which his two brothers were hopeless victims. The epilogue is sad and shocking.
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This movie goes way beyond the "biopic" concept and offers a detailed portrait of the art and motivations of Robert Crumb. It also gives a glimpse of the fascinating mind of Crumb's schizophrenic brother, perhaps the most endearing character of the movie. Fantastic!
An intimate encounter into a true reclusive of a modern artist. A refreshing film that provides proof that the fascinating alienated, lost and disgusted characters prevalent in fiction truly exist within society trying to squirm away from it's trappings. The the difficulty to conform to social norms within society leading to a mixture of depression, surrealism, and the importance of art is also explored.
it was pretty interesting to begin with but I soon got really sick of Crumb's gross racist and sexist attitudes and didn't wanna watch it anymore, but this isn't Zwigoff's fault and I guess he did a good job with the film and I liked the interviews with the women who didn't like his work
Genial retrato biográfico del dibujante underground. "Crumb", sin embargo, es también el retrato de otros personajes que parecen salidos de la ficción del artista. Ellos son una mezcla de individuos grotestos, ocurrentes, patéticos y de un gran aura melancólico. Ingresar a la intimidad familiar de Crumb (pasado del mismo) es ese divergencia entre lo triste y lo divertido. Hay aire de erudición como también de derrota
Disturbing and honest in a disconcerting way. Usually it's quite easy to find linear narratives and discourses about how to deal with one's own fragilities and face one's own ghosts to construct sanity. Or to look at our own uglyness and realize how beautiful we truly are. Something like that. Here there is just honesty. Embarassing honesty. No moral tale in the end, to make it good. It's what it is. Human.