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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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Tim Minchin ... Self


Pieced together from footage taken over a period of three years, Rock N Roll Nerd follows the rise of comedian Tim Minchin's rise from obscurity to celebrity. His funny, personal story is told through behind-the-scenes footage, home footage and interviews. Written by Anonymous

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From the edge of obscurity to the verge of celebrity


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Docu about the early Tim Minchin
5 July 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I didn't know Tim Minchin before watching this documentary. I just looked up 'stand-up comedians' and came across his name. So when I started watching this documentary I thought I was going to watch a stand-up comedy which it obviously isn't, that's my bad. The first half hour I was wondering if his act would just be singing and playing piano. And that's what it is, music brought with humor or vice versa. I wished I saw one of his shows first before watching this documentary so I could have a better opinion wether I like that kind of performances or not. I'm inclined to say that that is not my kind of thing because in movies I hate musicals, never watch them because I just can't stand it. So I have doubts that I will like his singing shows. But the documentary itself was getting better towards the end, when you kinda grow with the person, and watch how he becomes a well known artist starting from nothing. He seems like a nice simple guy in daily life. In the documentary they show some footage from his shows, and some example of his wrong offensive humor so I'm curious about it. Because wrong offensive humor is something I do like, just not sure about the singing. I guess I'll just have to watch one of his shows to have a honest opinion about the comedy level.

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27 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

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

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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