The most famous mockumentary of them all inspired a slew of imitators and launched the career of one of the genre’s leading lights, Christopher Guest. From the film’s opening sequences, through interviews about censored album covers, and the mysterious accidents afflicting a succession of drummers, the film strikes a flawless balance between the believable and the absurd. Getting long in the fang, metal gods Spinal Tap embark on a flashy tour to win back the waning adulation of their fans. Everything might go well – if it only weren’t for stage prop mishaps, exploding drummers and a certain female presence that threatens to rip the band and old friendships apart. How loud do Spinal Tap play on a scale of one to ten? They go to eleven!
Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Rob Reiner was born in New York City in 1947. His father was a comedic actor; his mother was a singer. Reiner studied film at UCLA. He acted on stage, television and in film, but it was his directing work that brought him widespread recognition. Among his many films are the Oscar-nominated When Harry Met Sally, Misery and A Few Good Men. He frequently makes cameo appearances in his own and others’ films, and has several times reprised the role of Marty DiBergi, his inept documentary director alter ego from This Is Spinal Tap. In 1987, he founded the Castle Rock Entertainment production company. Reiner is an energetic social and political activist, notably campaigning for children’s causes and equal rights.
1984 Oto Spinal Tap / This Is Spinal Tap
1989 Kiedy Harry poznał Sally / When Harry Met Sally
1992 Ludzie honoru / A Few Good Men
1998 Spinal Tap: The Final Tour (short)
1999 To tylko miłość / The Story of Us
2010 Dziewczyna i chłopak – wszystko na opak / Flipped