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Mistaken For Strangers Review

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While his brother Matt forges a successful career as frontman of indie band The National, Tom Berninger remains something of a fringe player in the family's successes. Until, that is, he persuades his sibling to let him film the band on the road...

★★★★

Lovable schlub Tom is the brother of Matt Berninger, lead singer of indie darlings The National. Tom wants to make a documentary about Matt, but ends up with a meta movie about artistic endeavour. Far more entertaining and candid than its ‘music doc’ label.

It could easily have been a workaday music doc, but amid all the gigs, pit stops and sound checks emerges a funny and wry story of brothers at work.