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AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE provides an intimate portrait of master monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray. Director Steven Soderbergh, who collaborated with Gray on Gray’s Anatomy (1996), has sifted through rare and revealing footage to construct a riveting final monologue. There are glimpses of Gray’s father, and of his son Forrest (who provides soaring music for the end credits), but mostly this is an inspired one-man show, a bittersweet display of Spalding’s playful and embattled intelligence, his gift for tracking universal truths by looking himself squarely in the eye.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 30
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Among other things, a tour de force of smart and sensitive editing.
Fresh: Seen as his final monologue, the film is both an invaluable portfolio of his talent, and a tribute rendered in the style of its subject.
Fresh: Soderbergh imposes a shape until the film begins to feel less like puzzle pieces in search of their place and more like one seamless picture: with this collage of the artist's past work, he's created an entirely new final monologue for Gray.
Fresh: This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
truest way to tell spalding's story
Don't go into this film expecting it to be a linear story like an A&E biography or an E! true hollywood story. Instead Soderbergh takes rarely seen video clips from home movies, performances, and interviews and has Spalding tell the story himself. The end result is truly as beautiful as any of his monologues despite being an imperfect telling of his life. Gray's fan's will love this film as a final send of one of America's greatest storytellers. Those who've never heard of Spalding Gray should look at this like a sampler tray of his work.