14 April 2007 | OneWayFilms2000
The continuing story of EVERCLEAN...........
Being such a HUGE 'Sons of Provo' fan (and I'm not even Mormon), I was very excited when I saw on the main site that there is a NEW release or EXTENTION on the funniest film since 'Napoleon Dynamite.' I ordered it IMMEDIATELY and 2 days later, my order arrived.
It's WONDERFUL to know that the makers behind the original 'Sons of Provo' have recognized that they have built a large fan base, and they have honored that by giving us something new to enjoy.
'Sons of Provo: Confidential' is a 30 minute spoof of those VH-1 'BEHIND THE MUSIC' documentaries that reveal the secrets of bands who have come and gone. The extended story of EVERCLEAN is told through interviews with family, friends, and fans of EVERCLEAN who tell of the rise and success of the famous Mormon boy band, and ultimately, the fall and breakup.
Throughout the 30 minute feature, all we get of Will, Danny or Kirby are photos and film clips taken from the film. Not once are we given anything new from the trio, in fact, they're simply NO WHERE to be found in this entire production.
After watching this extended CONFIDENTIAL special, I realize what made the first film SO funny and enjoyable...it is the humor and chemistry between the three leads, and the music they create. Watching the first film leaves me in stitches, but the scenes that involves outsiders are only mildly entertaining, and are endured until the three leads come back on screen.
And it's that magic that's missing from CONFIDENTAIL. All we get are un-funny people doing poor acting jobs and talking about the ONLY thing that WAS funny from the first film, Will, Danny, and Kirby.
The ONLY thing that was amusing were the local commercials that Will did and was added on the disk in the special features. And, we get a short clip of Will in New York in rehearsal for an off-Broadway show. Everything else on the disk are easily found in the world of YouTube whenever you search 'Sons of Provo'. From the fake music videos of fans lip-syncing to their songs, to the same television commercials Will's done. Nope, nothing new here.
The only thing that makes this collection worth the price, is the CD that accompanies the order. We FINALLY get the song "I FORGIVE YOU" from the film that was sadly missing from the first CD, and we get 2 other songs and a MEGA-MIX of all the music from Everclean. (this is kinda cool).
I applaud the makers of "Sons of Provo" for attempting to give us something new, but what we REALLY wanted is simply more of EVERCLEAN. The scenes from this CONFIDENTIAL, look more like clips that were edited out from the first film and should have stayed on the cutting room floor. But at least my collection is complete.