I admit I had pretty high hopes for Pittsburgh. I think Jeff Goldblum is fairly funny, and I actually like the musical around which this mockumentary centers, The Music Man. I can sing a lot of the songs still. And no, I won’t sing them now – ask me after beer.
This movie about Goldblum staging the musical in his hometown to help get his Canadian fiancée a green card, filled with clever cameos, struck a bit of a false note, however. The apparent underlying theme that a production at the Benedum Center needs to be rescued by a bunch of Hollywood “real stars” kind of sucks, and unlike many flicks in the mockumentary genre, this one isn’t that funny. Ileana Douglas made me laugh, Moby made me throw things at the TV.
For the ex-pats: some good bridge action, the Benedum, and erasing all the ill will I have toward the actual film itself, Kennywood near the end. Might not be a bad idea to skip straight to that part.