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About the Movie
'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are about sensitive souls, drifters and drug addicts, people alienated by a society that refuses to understand them. Bernstein was an integral part of the legendary Seattle rock scene of the late 80s and early 90s, and in 1991 was dubbed the 'Godfather of Grunge' by the British magazine THE INDEPENDENT.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While I Am Secretly an Important Man skims the surface of Mr. Bernstein's life, it's a surface with more than enough texture to keep you interested.
Fresh: Bernstein is made a complicated, even morbidly fascinating figure in a film that will have limited theatrical exposure but, like the director's earlier work, will likely enjoy a cultish afterlife.
Rotten: Sillen ennobles the havoc of his life with a measure of down-and-out romance, but no moments really puncture a viewer, and the darkness is all too easily shaken off.
Fresh: Sillen finds nobility in the poet's ceaseless commitment to observation, self-examination, and what he called just plain "doing your job."