Punk Like Me (2006)

Punk Like Me (2006)
7.7
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2006 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Punk Like Me
  • Voted: 38

A man scams his way onto the Warped Tour by pretending to be a writer for Rolling Stone magazine.

#PersonCharacters
  • A lot of people are going to hear about this movie by 9

    Just saw the world premiere of "Punk Like Me" at SXSW. I hadn't planned on going until I met Rich and Amy earlier in the week. They were friendly and fun, so I added it to my list.

    Okay, so maybe it helps that I'm the same age as the guys in Carne Asada, but "Punk Like Me" really struck a chord with me. I think it was its rock video/spring break/adolescent male fantasy fulfillment combination that stirred up all those long filed-away "I wanna rock'n'roll all night" dreams. Who among us wouldn't have wanted the opportunafish to be rock gods for a summer? On top of the provocative subject matter, Rich's stories about his adolescent fantasies of rock stardom (that so many of us have, at one time, harbored) his life today, his wife and child did a great job of setting the stage in the audience's mind that, "Holy smoke! He may just be able to pull this off!"

    I give a huge tip of the hat to the Editor of this film who not only assembled a compelling story but set and maintained the correct pace throughout the material. Honest, solid work. No seizure-inducing silliness. Everyone involved with this film should give her a big sloppy kiss.

    This doc might be the "Murderball" of 2006. Everyone left the theater abuzz. I won't be surprised AT ALL if it wins an Award at SXSW.

  • Nope. by 1

    I love punk rock, but it turns out I'm just not that interested in 5 rich corporate-type dudes and 90 minutes of frat-boy humor.

  • Fun watch by 8

    The premise sounded interesting so I watched it yesterday and in the beginning I wasn't expecting much since it's cut like a "typical" reality show on MTV or VH1 but I really got into it.

    Carne Asada reminds a lot of NOFX, but apparently only had a few weeks to prepare a set of songs for the tour. Sure the songs are no masterpieces but they are fun, even if some scenes were dramatically cut to look more energetic than they were, you will cringe a lot and most importantly laugh a lot.

    I also liked the interviews the main protagonist had with bands like Bad Religion, Sum 41, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Avenged Sevenfold,...

    Go and see it.

#PersonCrew
1Darrin Robertscinematographer
2Zach Merckdirector
3Meg Ramsayeditor
4Steve Heinproducer
5Amy Wilkesproducer
6Rich Wilkesself
7Luis Lopezself
8Chad Sandsself
9Joe Jaureguiself