STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces

STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces

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A treat for fans and newcomers alike, this documentary is a lovely look at the creative mind of comedian Steve Martin

7.3

TV Show

United States of America
English
Documentary
2024
Steve Martin

TLDR

Steve Martin is a Hollywood gem and it's great to see a documentary understand that and preserve his legacy.

What it's about

In this titular documentary, Steve Martin narrates his life in two parts: Then, which focuses on his up-and-coming journey as a comic magician, and Now, which gives us a look at present-day Martin, who is as busy and funny as ever at 75.

The take

Directed by Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor), Steve! is an appropriately fun and artistic documentary capturing its subject matter’s fun and artistic spirit. It’s a delight to see Martin's other personas, such as his early magician self, his philosophy major self, and his quietly humorous cartoonist self. We're so used to seeing his fast-paced zaniness that these parts of the documentary are almost shocking to see. But maybe the most illuminating role Martin plays is that of his current self. In equal measure, he cracks jokes and offers wise words about aging which, at 75, he takes in enviously great stride.

What stands out

The cartoons! The New Yorker, let Martin draw and caption for you, you cowards.

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