At 14, two Toronto schoolmates - Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner - made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it. Forming the band Anvil in 1982, the duo released one of the heaviest albums of all time - Metal on Metal - influncing some of the biggest names in rock including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. But while those bands went on to sell millions of albums and achieve international fame, Anvil's career took a different path - straight into obscurity. Until now... Director Sacha Gervasi brings us Anvil! The Story of Anvil - a brilliant, achingly hilarious, and surprisingly touching documentary about Anvil's last-ditch quest for fame and fortune. He joins the band members, now in their 50's, as they perform all over the world, record a new album and struggle to make ends meet. Providing an intimate, insigntful look into the band members' ever-supportive, yet long- suffering families, Anvil! The Story of Anvil is also a tale of survival - and the passion and drive it takes to follow your dream, year after year after year.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A touching, uplifting and inspirational rockumentary about an aging metal band, both hilarious and heart-warming in equal measure.
Memorable music doc on Canadian metal band; lots of cursing.