Another wickedly funny mockumentary from Christopher Guest and the team behind Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, this time centred on a reunion concert of folk groups from the 1960s.The key performers from Best in Show are back, and in fine improvisatory form. Catherine O’Hara was particularly touching as one half of a celebrated romantic duo, long since separated. She must have had a tough time playing against Eugene Levy’s bizarrely affected turn as her loopy ex-partner. Parker Posey’s appearance is unfortunately all too brief.
The satire’s more affectionate than biting, and the plotting not as tight as Best in Show. For instance, the suspense over Mitch’s potential non-appearance is clumsily contrived. But the songs are catchy and Guest’s team so inspired and fresh, that it’s churlish to complain.Wind seems destined to benefit from increased familiarity and further viewings.