Shut Up Little Man 2011 TV-14 CC

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When two friends tape record their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally create one of the first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. Blurring the lines between art and exploitation, Shut Up Little Man is a darkly comic modern fable.

Starring:
Eddie Lee Sausage, Mitch Deprey
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Shut Up Little Man

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Documentary, Comedy
Director Matthew Bate
Starring Eddie Lee Sausage, Mitch Deprey
Supporting actors Daniel Clowes, Ivan Brunetti, Mike Mitchell, Robert Mothersbaugh, Ursula Mothersbaugh, Henry S. Rosenthal, Tony Newton, Mark Gunderson, Christy Brand, Gregg Gibbs, David Stein, Dan Augustine, Doug Levy, Patrick Frost, Doug Wiggins, David Riessen, Orson Welles, Devo
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA rating TV-14
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The documentary "Shut Up Little Man!" tells a fascinating, strangely hilarious, somewhat sad, and slightly disturbing tale about an underground phenomenon that began in the most unlikely of ways. In 1987, two Midwestern transplants moved into a cheap San Francisco apartment to experience the thrills of a big city existence. As misfortune (or luck) would have it, they were next door to embittered, alcoholic and argumentative neighbors whose nightly rants crossed the line into some of the nastiest confrontations imaginable. The dysfunctional duo seemed an oddly matched pair--one a violent bigot, one a scathing nag. As the boys listened to the nightly melees and even tried to address the issue, they were met with indifference and threats. So they started recording the conversations. And as they shared the tapes with friends, more and more interest built up over the squabbling pair. Over the next couple of years, the cassettes were traded across the United States and a genuine pre-Internet viral sensation was underway.

Matthew Bate's film "Shut Up Little Man" (that was one of the hugely popular catchphrases culled from the recordings) can really be divided into a couple of distinct parts. It is told mostly from the vantage point of the guys who made the recordings as they look back on the situation and revisit locations from many years ago. As they recount the sordid tale, it's hard not to be mesmerized by the horrendous arguments. And I found the whole scenario absolutely hysterical. Sad, disturbing and a complete train wreck--but uncomfortably funny nevertheless. As someone who was raised in an abusive and alcoholic household, I'm ashamed to admit that I still found the "Shut Up Little Man" phenomenon eminently entertaining.
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By Eric on September 18, 2013
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The movie is entertaining as someone who got caught up in Ray and Pete years ago. For the average person this movie may not be very interesting. Eddie Lee Sausage was a bit self-indulgent. The history of attempted films and plays about Ray and Pete was interesting to watch.
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By robert on October 5, 2014
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Love this documentary. These are good guys. Their website is still up and running, you can get the cd's etc. Great documentary. Love it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Lopez Jr on December 11, 2012
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This is mainly a movie about two men (and a small group of people) who try to capitalize on three loud, drunk neighbors. It goes from a story of annoyance, to interest, to exploitation. It's boring, certainly not worth paying for, and arguably not worth spending time on.
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