- Starring: Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone
- Summary: Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn’t a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints withShep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn’t a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints with Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, among others. He even found time to invent the “Celebrity Chef.” Though the chef as star is part of the culture now, it took Shep's imagination, and his moral outrage at how the chefs were being treated, to monetize the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. Personal friends with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund and the guardian of four children, Gordon’s unlikely story will be told by those who know him best, his pals, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more. [RADiUS-TWC]… Expand
Oct 26, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This film starts off fun and fast-paced, but loses steam about two-thirds of the way through. The final act simply becomes a frenzied scramble by a bunch of rich old people to see who can lay the most superlatives on Shep (who, if you listen closely to earlier stories, wasnt always the nicest guy in the world). On that note - these passing clues to the fallibility of Shep are just that - there are evidently stories here, perhaps truly interesting ones, that get hinted at, then entirely glossed over, as not to upset the on-screen love-in that is taking place (the multiple ex-wives - so few got ANY airtime?).
That said, that first two thirds has a bunch of wild stories about some serious music/ film stars of the 60's and 70's that are really fun. IE - if they had paced this better, and rounded out the interviews with a few less sycophantic ones, it could have been an entertaining and interesting character piece.… Expand
Dec 19, 2014Shallow, but effervescent and tirelessly optimistic. The sheer number of celebrity appearances in this film is unprecedented. Gordon seams toShallow, but effervescent and tirelessly optimistic. The sheer number of celebrity appearances in this film is unprecedented. Gordon seams to weave in and out of the life of nearly every famous artist relating to film, music, cuisine, you name it. It paints a community of people who most of us are associated with through their fame all centering around someone who, up till now, has been to the majority of anyone out of this circle, an unknown. He makes for an interesting subject, and if Myers has anything going for him in 'Supermensch', it is that. I'm glad for Mike, to be able to come out with a quality film after nearly four years of public silence. His return seems more personal than any of his works as an actor before. Gaining some perspective, all this really is is a victory lap for someone incredibly wealthy and successful. It can be overindulgent at times and Myers' over-the-top lens through which he projected his early comedy films can seep into the narrative and produce some overbearing results at times, though 'Supermensch' feels like a work of minimalist restraint compared to films like 'Wayne's World' and 'Austin Powers'. The tone is lighthearted and fun, which makes the ride a pleasant one, but also leaves you feeling kind of devoid of emotional impact. All-in-all, 'Supermensch' isn't really a warts-and-all, profound expose of a prominent figure in Hollywood, more an surface-level conversation with someone who has some really good stories.… Expand