Saturday, July 30, 2011

American Movie (1999)

Director: Chris Smith
Country: USA
Length: 107 minutes
Genre: Documentary

a 90's cult classic documentary, American Movie follows independent movie director Mark Borchardt as he struggles with poor financing, very terrible planning and borderline alcoholism. The movie follows Mark as he films his movie "Coven" in order to raise funds to film his masterpiece, Northwestern. Everything you see is completely real and absolutely hilarious.

The best part of the film are the people in it. Mark, his friends and family are some of the most ridiculously funny people I've ever seen in a movie, that happen to not be actors. While the film is guaranteed to make you laugh, it will also make you appreciate how dedicated and hardworking the people in the independent movie industry really are. There are a number of scenes that show really personal issues which Mark faces that I could relate to, and I'm sure you will to. So mix yourself a peppermint schnapps and sprite, and enjoy this goofy documentary.


  1. Great movie! A good watch.

    Thanks for all your posts! It's nice to get access to things I would not normally see