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And Everything Is Going Fine
AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE provides an intimate look at master monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray. Director Steven Soderbergh, who collaborated with Gray on the film adaptation of his celebrated Gray's Anatomy (1996), has distilled 25 years of rare and revealing footage to construct a riveting final monologue. There are glimpses of Gray's father and of his son Forrest (who provides soaring music for the end credits), but for the most part this is an inspired one-man show, a bittersweet display of the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Soderbergh's editing neatly duplicates Gray's methods, showing us how memory treats the same material at different stages in a life, applying those different coats and shades of lacquer."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"This is not a standard bio-documentary. It is the artist giving us a guided tour of himself, through a mosaic of clips from his shows and TV interviews, craftily assembled by Soderbergh."
‑ Misha Berson, Seattle Times
"it's as painful to listen to and watch as it is astonishing that I should feel this kind of connection to someone I never met, and never will."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Soderbergh's creation doesn't fill in any blanks about Gray, and the film is not for the uninitiated, but even ardent fans will have trouble warming up to every detail."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"An absorbing, entertaining, amusing and wrenching film in which Gray tells the story of his entire life in a cleverly edited string of clips from various performances and interviews filmed over nearly 40 years."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"You're left with as rich a sense of this man as you would in a more typical work of nonfiction. But the film's deceptive, meticulous editing also reveals that Gray's odd ambition met a cultural moment in which it could take root and thrive."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"It's all quite deeply moving, and if you remain untouched by the end credits, you have some self-examination of your own to do."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Gray ended his life in January 2004, but director Steven Soderbergh and editor Susan Littenberg have resurrected the beloved actor and monologuist in a sort of performance collage."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"The late Spalding Gray is the subject of this conceptual documentary, which cleverly uses the actor-performer's own biographical monologues to tell his life story. It's so well-assembled that we really feel like we get to know him in the process."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A brilliantly conceived documentary, one with uncommon respect for -- and understanding of -- its subject's life and art."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"Think of the film as Gray's final monologue."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"allows Gray to speak of his life and its significance entirely in his own words without any intrusive talking heads or academic pontification"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A tangible emotional aspect and lovely quality of And Everything is Going Fine is that of a friend trying to understand the process that led to a loved-one's suicide."
‑ Simon Foster,
"It provides little insight into the actor/writer/playwright/monologuist's life that Gray does not provide himself."
‑ Eugenia Williamson, Boston Phoenix
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