Wheeler full movie review - The story of the legend that never was
I love the heart and spirit of this film. Maybe music isn't your dream?it isn't mine but I play a little?but you can still appreciate this film on a lot of levels.
The film plays like a documentary and supposedly all of the music is live performances but I really don't know what that means, in the end it's a movie and not a documentary. Stephen Dorff looks like a fairly competent musician but you never know with in movies because they can make people fly. It really doesn't matter one way or the other if he can sing and play guitar and piano because it's the story that matters.
The down side is we are expected to sit through a lot of songs that just aren't what you would call "show stoppers" and in the end it's like going to a local bar and watching open mic night?granted, it's a decent group of amateurs but nothing really top notch. I would have preferred more story and less music.