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  • Summary: And Everything Is Going Fine provides an intimate portrait of master monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray. Director Steven Soderbergh, who collaborated with Gray on Gray’s Anatomy (1996), has sifted through rare andAnd Everything Is Going Fine provides an intimate portrait of master monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray. Director Steven Soderbergh, who collaborated with Gray on Gray’s Anatomy (1996), has sifted through rare and revealing footage to construct a riveting final monologue. There are glimpses of Gray’s father, and of his son Forrest (who provides soaring music for the end credits), but mostly this is an inspired one-man show, a bittersweet display of Spalding’s playful and embattled intelligence, his gift for tracking universal truths by looking himself squarely in the eye.(IFC Films) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Dec 10, 2010
    91
    It does justice to a subject who made his life and death works of art.
  2. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Dec 10, 2010
    90
    Seen as his final monologue, the film is both an invaluable portfolio of his talent, and a tribute rendered in the style of its subject.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Dec 10, 2010
    90
    This sense of intimacy makes And Everything Is Going Fine both vibrant - what amazing company this man was! - and terribly sad.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Dec 10, 2010
    80
    You still leave hoping he ultimately found peace and enlightenment, two things he graciously gave to those of us who hung on his every word.
  5. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Dec 10, 2010
    80
    Soderbergh imposes a shape until the film begins to feel less like puzzle pieces in search of their place and more like one seamless picture: It's almost as if, with this collage of the artist's past work, he's created an entirely new final monologue for Gray.
  6. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Feb 17, 2011
    75
    This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 10, 2010
    25
    The laziness of this filmmaking (which assumes you know that Gray killed himself in 2004) is of a piece with the emphatically uninteresting tales told by a classic dinner-party bore who once referred to his ramblings as "creative narcissism." He was half-right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    9
    If you're a fan of Spalding Gray AND Steven Soderbergh, the last filmic biography of Gray is both prophetic and generous (plenty ofIf you're a fan of Spalding Gray AND Steven Soderbergh, the last filmic biography of Gray is both prophetic and generous (plenty of foreshadows and storytelling kindness from Gray). The film says nothing of Gray's suicidal jump from the Staten Island Ferry (though it is certainly not shy about Gray's take on his mother's suicide). In all, "And Everything is Going Fine" (the tragically ironic title from one of Gray's monologues) gives us more to say goodbye to, and I appreciated that chance to say thanks and goodbye to Spalding Gray again. Expand

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