Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) An unintentionally funny fanzine-flavored documentary about They Might Be Giants, the indie-rock duo that has spent 20 years flitting along the line between the cult… Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) An unintentionally funny fanzine-flavored documentary about They Might Be Giants, the indie-rock duo that has spent 20 years flitting along the line between the cult… 2003-05-23 Unrated PT102M Documentary Musical Cowboy Pictures
Movie Review

GIGANTIC (A TALE OF TWO JOHNS) (2003)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: May 23, 2003; Rated: Unrated; Length: 102 Minutes; Genres: Documentary, Musical; Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

An unintentionally funny fanzine-flavored documentary about They Might Be Giants, the indie-rock duo that has spent 20 years flitting along the line between the cult and the mainstream. The two bandmates, John Flansburgh and John Linnell, are Ur-ironic geeks who springboarded off the faux-naif ditty rock of Jonathan Richman to do some infectious ditties of their own. That's neither a small accomplishment nor, perhaps, a major one, but if you thought that the party-down metalheads in The Decline of Western Civilization II were full of themselves, just wait until you enter the echo chamber of whimsical egomania that is alt-rock attitude.

Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints