I saw Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon at SXSW and really liked it. Shep, a longtime talent manager who's equally responsible for Alice Cooper, Anne Murray and Emeril Lagasse, is a fascinating, lovable subject, and every story he told and every story told about him was full of belly laughs and often a real poignancy.
It's the first movie Mike Myers has ever directed, and it feels like a first movie - from a filmmaking standpoint, the film's a bit of a mess, with frenzied editing that never allows the content to breathe, and a weird "Shep wants kids" angle that feels shoehorned in - but Shep himself is so fun and interesting that any film made about him is going to be a blast. And we can tell that Myers has a real love for Shep, an enthusiasm for his subject that singles the film out as a passion project rather than a cash grab. I appreciate that, even if the craft behind the film is amateur.
It's definitely worth a watch just so you can feel like you're pals with Shep Gordon, because everybody wants to be pals with Shep Gordon. Coming Soon has the trailer, which you can see above, and the film hits theaters June 6.