By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:49 AM EDT
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Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

C+
type
  • Movie

An unintentionally funny fanzine-flavored documentary about They Might Be Giants, the indie-rock duo that has spent 20 years flitting along the line between the cult and the mainstream. The two bandmates, John Flansburgh and John Linnell, are Ur-ironic geeks who springboarded off the faux-naif ditty rock of Jonathan Richman to do some infectious ditties of their own. That’s neither a small accomplishment nor, perhaps, a major one, but if you thought that the party-down metalheads in The Decline of Western Civilization II were full of themselves, just wait until you enter the echo chamber of whimsical egomania that is alt-rock attitude.

Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 102 minutes
director
  • A.J. Schnack

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