When Borat shocked viewers with its unscripted, tasteless take on poor American values (exemplified by actual Americans) everybody knew that it would open the floodgates for improv-docs of lesser quality – quick cash-ins riding Sacha Baron Cohens’ success. Nobody expected a film to capture the same loose, improvisational vibe while (possibly) one-upping the top media personality in Kazakhstan.
Great World of Sound revolves around the concept of Americans having talent…and doing everything in their power to ensure themselves a spot in the limelight. Martin (Pat Healy) and Clarence (Kene Holliday) are scouts in the seedy underbelly of the music industry, where half-baked talent is given a chance to strut their stuff for big-league fame.
It’s all a sham as expected; dozens of dolts with their heart set on stardom fall completely flat on-camera while people with raw talent fall prey to their own fooish naivety.
In this age of painful mediocrity over true-blue talent it’s great to see a movie set the record straight, all pun intended. The cottage industry of talentless superstars making millions must be stopped!
Not sold yet on this ingenious concept that will give a wake-up call to any starry-eyed bozo willing to shell over thousands of dollars to “make it big”? Check out the “Great World of Sound” website – its old-school Yahoo “Geocities” webpage reeks of greasy con-men out for a quick buck.
Check out the theatrical trailer for “Great World of Sound” after the jump.