In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars such as Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Alice Cooper, and later went on to manage chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, ushering in the era of celebrity chefs on television. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage the film traces Shep's transformation from the 1970's hedonist to today's practicing Buddhist yearning for a family of his own. Written by
A funny and entertaining documentary about a very nice guy
It has been a while since Mike Myers has done anything relevant which I think it was Inglorious Basterds along with that turd The love Guru. Now Myers is back with a documentary about one of the best managers in the entertainment business: Shep Gordon. Thankfully, Myers contributes a lot of energy into this documentary along with providing a spotlight to a very interesting man.
Good: Shep Gordon is a very interesting guy and that is what makes this documentary work so well and that is the subject matter. Shep's story from unemployed chump to a world class manager for the biggest musicians in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. His interactions with Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin, and many other actors and musicians are entertaining and with the addition of reenactments provide plenty of funny moments. It also paints the man as a very humble person along with some serious moments help provide some well placed drama.
Overall, this is a very entertaining documentary about a very interesting man as well as being a good comeback for Mike Myers.
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