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Pucker Up (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 July 2005 (Japan)
Profiles six competitors in the 2004 Annual Whistler's Convention, held in Louisburg, North Carolina. We hear them whistle, and they and others talk about whistling as a way to relax, cheer... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Roberts Irene Roberts ... Herself
Ernest Barreto Ernest Barreto ... Himself
Andrew Russo Andrew Russo ... Himself
Charles Heil Charles Heil ... Himself
Whistlin' Tom Bryant Whistlin' Tom Bryant ... Himself
Tang Chen Dong Tang Chen Dong ... Himself
Geert Chatrou Geert Chatrou ... Himself
Gerrit Chatrou Gerrit Chatrou ... Himself
Allen DeHart Allen DeHart ... Himself
Franklin Cox Franklin Cox ... Himself
Malia French Malia French ... Herself
Linda Hamilton Linda Hamilton ... Herself
Sandra Henzler Sandra Henzler ... Herself
Steve Herbst Steve Herbst ... Himself
Mitch Hider Mitch Hider ... Himself
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Profiles six competitors in the 2004 Annual Whistler's Convention, held in Louisburg, North Carolina. We hear them whistle, and they and others talk about whistling as a way to relax, cheer up, entertain, express emotion, and enjoy life. Each talks about how others see their hobby. Joe is older, competing after a ten years break. Chris uses interesting sounds to spice up his performances. Graham stays with the melody, as does Sandra. Steve is smooth, a multi-year champion. Geert is new, having come with his wife from the Netherlands for the competition. First the prelims, then the finals. Clips from films illustrate the qualities of whistling. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Put down your ipod and Pucker Up
17 June 2005 | by kburdittSee all my reviews

A delightful documentary about the International Whistling Competition in Louisburg NC. This is not a bunch of hicks standing on a stage at a county fair. These are dignified professional people who have a passion for a dying music form. The finalist are followed from their homes and thru the competition until the awards. We hear how they started to whistle, their passion for it, and their various techniques. The whistling at the competition is truly amazing, and it would have been nice to hear a complete performance from beginning to end. You'll hear Vivaldi, Handel and Big Voodoo Daddy on the same stage. If you don't leave this film trying to coax a whistle from your lips - then you have no heart. A must see for anyone with kids, for anyone old enough to remember hearing whistling daily, and a must see for the rest of us as a reminder that you can make your own music with just a little practice. Pucker Up and go see this documentary.


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