Anvil

The Story of Anvil

by Bill Gibron

8 December 2009

 
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Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Director: Sacha Gervasi
Cast: Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner

(VH-1 Films)
US DVD: 6 Oct 2009
UK DVD: 6 Oct 2009

Anvil: The Story of Anvil is truly one of 2009’s treasures, a brilliant distillation of how the fleeting flicker of the limelight just can’t destroy the hard work and determination of two incredibly dedicated and legitimately likable guys. In Sacha Gervasi’s genius undertaking, we get to know these middle-aged men: Steve “Lips” Kudlow works for a Canadian caterer supplying meals to school children. Robb Reiner dabbles in construction while pursuing a personal passion for painting. Both have families that are supportive but specious. After three decades and 13 albums, they’d hope the boys would see more mainstream acceptance. Balancing these beliefs with other individual insights, we get a true, more telling Behind the Music portrait of greatness struggling to survive.

Anvil: The Story of Anvil

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