Hailed by Michael Moore as "One of the best documentaries about a band that I've ever seen." and by Pitchfork as "The funniest, most meta music movie since Spinal Tap." Mistaken for Strangers is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger. Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother, Tom, is a loveable slacker - a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National's biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom's plan to film the entire adventure. What starts as a rock documentary soon becomes a surprisingly honest portrait of a charged relationship between two brothers, and the frustration of unfulfilled creative ambitions.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
37 Ratings
37 Ratings

91% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.5/10
  • Fresh 53
  • Rotten 5

Critics Consensus: A suitably complicated look at fraternal bonds, Mistaken for Strangers offers more depth and insight than the usual tour documentary.

Information

Studio
American Mary Productions, LLC
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2014 American Mary Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby)
Additional
French (Subtitled)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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