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Title:   Winnebago Man
Director:   Ben Steinbauer
Year:   2009
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.06.11

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.06.11Netflix So I really only did SXSW two years. I guess with AFF and FantasticFest it seems like I'm much more festival-savvy. Watching this movie was an interesting experience for me because it's totally a festival type movie that I would've undoubtedly seen at South By had I gone that year. Since I didn't see it in the context of 30 other films that week, I get to see it (and therefore judge it) as a real movie.

It's pretty good. Lots of similarities to Best Worst Movie. You might think it's a bit of a stretch to make a full-length doc about the angry RV man from youtube but, much like George Hardy, half of the film is observing him as he realizes and deals with his newfound niche fame.

It's a well-made movie, filled with interesting characters and entertaining throughout. What I imagine was the film's biggest laugh (at least for me it was) comes not from Rebney but a quick cut to his dog as he bids him a fond farewell for a day trip into San Francisco.

I also like when docs like this have special features on the film's opening. Not only do you get a glimpse at a festival Q&A but since the structure of the film is so chronicling, it feels like an extra 15-minute coda to wrap the movie up.

So even though I didn't see it as part of a festival, I still got my Q&A afterward.

Uhhh... so good movie! Could've been a lot worse.
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