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Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Music | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

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Credited cast:
Matt Berninger ... Himself
Aaron Dessner ... Himself
Bryce Dessner ... Himself
Bryan Devendorf ... Himself
Scott Devendorf ... Himself
Brandon Reid Brandon Reid ... Himself
Carin Besser ... Herself, Matt Berninger's wife
Isla Berninger Isla Berninger ... Himself
Nancy Berninger Nancy Berninger ... Herself
Paul Berninger Paul Berninger ... Himself
Barack Obama ... Himself (as President Barack Obama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Barger Dawn Barger ... Herself, band manager
Tom Berninger ... Himself
Annie Clark Annie Clark ... Herself
Ira Kaplan Ira Kaplan ... Himself
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In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom - who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal - decided to bring his camera along. Tom's at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him - he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own. Written by Anonymous

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English

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28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$87,743, 30 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$137,460, 4 May 2014
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A really cool film let down by a few flaws
2 January 2017 | by augustwilderSee all my reviews

This is a pretty great film and as a fan of the national I'd been waiting to watch it for ages and it nearly pulls it off. It's funny affecting and obviously the tunes are great, the one thing that let it down slightly for me was the slightly 'scripted documentary' feeling I got in a few places, where you'd questions the veracity of what's happening and why there's a bunch of other camera people shooting a seemingly intimate set up. However, maybe this is being slightly pedantic. At the heart of the film it's a story about two brothers and their relationship and a very universal tale that I certainly related to, I found myself cringing and laughing in equal amounts. Overall well worth checking out.


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