I saw it last night and I thought it was terrific! It's very much a fan documentary - I mean they touch on every single Sparks album - but there is enough charm here for those only slightly familiar with the band or just curious about the Mael brothers to entertain (although it is pretty long). The brothers have always been something of an enigma and this peels back some of the layers but their mystique remains intact. Their life is their music and that's the touching thing about their story ultimately..brothers united in a pop goal who have ploughed their own furrow for decades with occasional moments when they have crossed over into the mainstream but more often than not they have remained gloriously weird outsiders. To see them have chart success at this junction has been moving you know and by the ending of the doc you can't help but experience a warm glow...talent, perseverance and integrity is rewarded in the music business sometimes.
Nice to also know that Russell shagged Jane Weidlin. Legend.