The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights (NC)
Friday 12 March 2010
Emmett Malloy's rockumentary follows Jack and Meg White, aka The White Stripes, on their 2007 tour of Canada, where they aim to play in every province.
"We wanted to play out of the way towns that don't usually get shows," says Jack, a noble intention you'd be even more inclined to admire if only the journey was involving. The Whites seem very agreeable types, and the audiences love them – but nothing really happens. This leaves only the music, a stew of grungy dirges and Led Zep knockoffs I find strictly insufferable.
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