The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers ★★★★

A loving tribute to an extremely under-appreciated band, but left wanting more themes explored: what prevents Sparks from achieving fame as people and as musicians? Why build a cloud of mystery around themselves? 

I feel like there’s a strong Comedy Bang Bang (tv show)/Between Two Ferns influence, especially on the text descriptors of each interviewee (Beck: See Above; Mike Myers: Canadian). The Sparks Brothers is at its best when it’s firing on all comedic cylinders. Sparks are a funny band, and I couldn’t help but feel that this movie would be enhanced by more injections of humor.

As always, Edgar Wright’s rhythmic editing blew me away. It’s a great one, I’d recommend! But also, I think I may have enjoyed it more w/o knowing as much Sparks music.