Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2010)

Beginning with Woodstock '99, director Michelle Esrick has spent ten years documenting the life of Wavy Gravy. Saint Misbehavin' journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Esrick has crafted an affectionate portrait of a man whose eclectic, ebullient life has been devoted to peace, love and understanding - an eternal hippie who has "walked the walk" since he burst onto the Greenwich Village "Beat" scene in the late 1950s.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Are we to believe that this wild-haired, in-your-face LSD disciple is Mr. Perfect? I doubt it.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Perfunctory, bowdlerized, and intermittently condescending, Saint Misbehavin' has all the biographical trenchancy of a fundraiser infomercial.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

As freewheeling and irreverent as the man himself, Saint Misbehavin' is that rare documentary whose flaws seem appropriate for its subject matter.

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Gregg Rickman
Village Voice

Perhaps the fly-on-the-wall approach of Esrick's mentor (and this film's executive producer) D.A. Pennebaker would have been more revealing. Instead, we get just a mystery man in white.

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Cynthia Fuchs

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie is a celebration and something of a scrapbook too, a collection of memories without much in the way of questions.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Like its subject, Saint Misbehavin' is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Its subject is so personable, with both an infectious personality and a razor-sharp mind, that it's hard not to get caught up in his story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Reneau
Wavy Gravy has served breakfast in bed to 500,000 people, he has traveled through the Middle-East and beyond to bring joy and food to the down-trodden,… More