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Danielson: A Family Movie back to product details

Pleasantly Suprised
written by NPeeke July 12, 2007 - 8:08 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
As expected, this is a documentary with "cute" written all over it. In Danielson-land the world is a hapy place, populated my music and close-knit family. The film itself is well-documented and chronicles the lifespan of the various projects put out by musician Daniel Smith (with the focus being on Danielson Famile, the band which includes which his siblings). Smith performed with Danielson Familie as his thesis while in college in the early 90's, which many interpret as performance art, as the group don's matching customes, most notably that of nurses. The vibe is feel good, and carries across the messge of Christianity, but Smith chooses his words wisely and speaks of his relationship with God in a beautiful and touching manner, and does a good job of not alienating even atheists.

I would recommend this to fans of quirky music, singer-wongwriters and those interested in family dynamics. Also, for fans of Daniel Johnston's documentary, Devil and Daniel Johnston, who, incidentally, makes a cameo in the film. As does Sufjan Stevens, a long time friend and member of Danielson, another Smith project.


(Average 6.86)
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