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It does justice to a subject who made his life and death works of art.
This sense of intimacy makes And Everything Is Going Fine both vibrant - what amazing company this man was! - and terribly sad.
Village Voice
Seen as his final monologue, the film is both an invaluable portfolio of his talent, and a tribute rendered in the style of its subject.
Spalding Gray himself has the last word on his life, something this exacting storyteller would surely have demanded.
An absorbing, entertaining, amusing and wrenching film.
Soderbergh imposes a shape until the film begins to feel less like puzzle pieces in search of their place and more like one seamless picture: It's almost as if, with this collage of the artist's past work, he's created an entirely new final monologue for Gray.
You still leave hoping he ultimately found peace and enlightenment, two things he graciously gave to those of us who hung on his every word.
While the words belong to the storyteller, the story in And Everything Is Going Fine appears to be telling itself.
Soderbergh does his best with limited time, but his biggest success may be in pushing viewers home, to watch Gray's films in full.
The laziness of this filmmaking (which assumes you know that Gray killed himself in 2004) is of a piece with the emphatically uninteresting tales told by a classic dinner-party bore who once referred to his ramblings as "creative narcissism." He was half-right.

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