May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

An intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band the Avett Brothers, as they create their hit album “True Sadness.”


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  • ★★★★ review by nikobiko on Letterboxd

    Most times I wish I could feel feelings more than I do. I think this is a pretty good substitute for feeling more feelings.

  • ★★★★ review by Tom Zavertnik on Letterboxd

    May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Directed by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck) and Michael Bonfiglio (From The Ashes, Doc & Darryl, Crude) comes a documentary about the American folk band, The Avett Brothers. I have never listened to The Avett Brothers before so this was a completely new ground for me in terms of what to expect. And I'm glad I went to see this documentary at a one night only screening, because this is a documentary that has a lot of emotion and soul behind it.

    Apatow and Bonfiglio, tell this story about The Avett Brothers in a very conventional, yet effective way. All the shots and parts of the documentary felt very focused and added to the overall feel. Most documentaries strafe far from the main point but May It Last really stuck with its material.

    You really get a feel for how human and proud The Avett Brothers are as a band and as individuals. There are moments when the documentary will start to dip into how they create their songs and its truly great to see how the brothers are able to create such wonderful music without getting into a fit. Other bands that include brothers, there is always fighting but here you can see how much they care and reflect on each other how important everyone and their ideas are to the band.

    Thank you Judd and Michael, for The Avett Brothers are a really unique folk band and I never would have found them without you guys.

  • ★★★★★ review by Derek Norris on Letterboxd

    A documentary about my favorite band? Yeah, five freaking stars, y'all!

  • ★★★★★ review by Ryan Burson on Letterboxd

    A beautiful look into the hearts and souls of The Avett Brothers that adds a lot to their already extraordinarily heartfelt and sincere music.

  • ★★★★★ review by ki on Letterboxd

    and suddenly I love the avett brothers

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