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Rock n Roll Nerd (2008)

Documentary that charts the rise of Tim Minchin - comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and rock 'n' roll mega-star.


Rhian Skirving


Rhian Skirving


Tim Minchin


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From the edge of obscurity to the verge of celebrity







Release Date:

27 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock + Roll Nerd: The Tim Minchin Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Letterbox Films See more »
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A legend in the making
18 January 2010 | by stella_rozaSee all my reviews

I've re-watched this movie several times now and not sure quite what makes it so mesmerising. I think it's Minchin's honesty, the trust that he so clearly has in the director and the amount of investment, dedication, focus and application for a project which, at several points in the journey, everyone must have thought would never come to fruition. That, and the transformation that Minchin goes through. The superficial make-over and changes to his appearance are one thing but more fundamentally, the passionately coveted affirmation transforms him from the hugely talented but nervously trying too hard comedic singer songwriter into the relaxed, confident, accomplished performer he is today. And star he has undoubtedly become, seemingly effortlessly holding audiences of several thousand spellbound. I can't help wondering if Rhian Skirving's relentless faith in him somehow contributed to his success. Minchin's career is still in its infancy. I'm certain that in years to come, this documentary will become a cult film.

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