Wednesday, October 29, 2014

REWIND REVIEW: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

The Legend of Shep Gordon


June 6, 2014

Mike Myers


1 hour 25 minutes



If you were to mention the name "Shep Gordon" to anyone you know, chances are that little to none of them would even know who the hell you're talking about.  Now if you were to mention any of the clients he's managed over the years, including Emril Lagasse and Alice Cooper, then obviously more people would recognize those names.  Shep Gordon, the subject of Mike Myers' directorial debut "Supermensch," is the man that everyone in Hollywood is friends with and mostly goes to for parties, a place to crash, or just plain old advice.  Myers says in the film that Shep is "the nicest guy he's ever met, hands down," and judging from the 85 minutes I got to spend with him, I can definitely see why. This movie is funny when it needs to be, but the things that grabbed me about this movie were the stories that Shep tells.  These stories are so good and so engrossing that you just simply have to hear them.  The story of Shep himself, though, is the type of tale that shows how much he does for other people regardless of his current situation and how he never asks for anything in return.  If you want to learn more about this fascinating individual, then I'd highly suggest seeing this flick.  "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" is a funny, fascinating, and just downright entertaining look into the life of the most famous man you've never heard of.

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