The Replacements - Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements
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I won't go on about how there is no music or interviews from the band in the film. I will just say that this was the best way to tell the band's story. The Replacements were sort of that band that you herd about, you knew the name but you didn't know who they were completely. They seemed to be this legend that people had told. It was something that a lot of people had talked about but somewhere in the place of rock history, they were left out when The Beatles, The Velvet Underground or R.E.M. are mentioned. You just knew from what you had heard that they were an important band and you were either curious to listen to their songs or just simply not interested. But my point is, you knew or heard something about them and that is their legacy. The band that no one knows of was simply the greatest band of the 80s or the pioneers of Alternatvie rock.
Was the band that great? I am here to say that yes, they were!! Maybe the only important band to come out of the 80s underground. This film is amazing!! So much insight, humor and heart are in these interviews and it shows what it means to have passion for anything. You don't have to be a fan, even if you're not a Mats fan, you know what it means to have something touch you, make an impact and shape you into the person that you are today. That you're not alone and there is something out there for anyone.Read more ›
I knew about the movie and the whole fan-funding, grass-roots movement to get it made before I saw it. I knew it didn't feature any music or interviews with the band members before I saw it. I heard early bad reviews before I saw it. I eventually broke down and saw it in Austin, TX when you presented it at The Alamo. The group of about 10 friends that I ended up with universally felt it was a waste of time. Even going in with really low expectations, we were disappointed.
Personally, my biggest problem is how pretentious most everyone comes off. It's like a bunch of fans trying to out-hipster each other. After reading Jim Walsh's excellent "All Over But The Shouting," I was thinking you might actually be able to capture some of that magic in a documentary...and that is where the movie fails for me. Maybe growing up in the Midwest (Wisconsin), seeing a ton of Replacements shows (from Stink through the final shows at Summerfest & Grant Park)...and hearing much more interesting vignettes from almost any friend or drunk at the corner bar makes the stories in your film seem trite.
Unfortunately, I don't really have much in the way of remedy or constructive criticism to offer - It's too late anyway. Maybe less industry/wannabe camera time. Maybe a few more "Joe Average" stories. Maybe more of a "friends telling each other stories" vibe.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's simple enough. An oral history of the 'Mats, as told by the relevant scene luminaries of a certain place, at a certain time. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Peter Tanski
I was lucky to grow up in Mpls during the 80's & witness first hand some great shows at First Ave & the Entry along with numerous other dive bars. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Only 4 stars because there were no interviews at least with some of the remaining living members. Otherwise this was an enjoyable doc on the Mats.Published 15 days ago by mona thomas
Great documentary on one of the most influential bands of my time
Some say its format is strange, but it very informative
After everything check out this video (... Read more
It's important to know that this documentary is, in it's entirety, people who are not The Replacements talking about The Replacements for over two hours without a single note of a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Dawson
Nice interviews with fans and celebrities about the greatest band ever.Published 3 months ago by Jim Testerman
Watched this on Amazon Prime, this is what got me into the Replacements. Loved this film. Must get DVD now.Published 4 months ago by J. R. Henderson
Didn't finish it.
Really love this band, but the doc is shot in the same way they played...loud, fast and sloppy. Which works better in music than on film.