|Title:||Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project|
|10.16.07||Regal Arbor||This Screening is part of event: Austin Film Festival 2007|
As a friend said before the movie started, It's about Don Rickles; Uwe Boll could direct it and it'd still be hilarious. While I guess that technically is true, I think Landis still did an admirable job in gaining the access and permission required of Rickles to be able to make the movie. From what the producer said during the Q&A afterward, pretty much everyone was interested in appearing in the movie and they even had to cut out a bunch of people (going on the DVD extra features) so the caliber and amount of big names interviewed here... well, hard to get or not it's still fun to see so many people affected by Rickles.
I was often reminded of the great doc Kier-La played as a Music Monday about the Vegas lounge acts while I watched this. Rickles' show seems just like that. he sings, he makes people laugh, he's fast and loose and works every night. While I'm sure the energy of seeing him live doesn't fully translate to the screen, it's still damn funny to watch.
Damn funny movie.