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Mixed by Erry

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedy based on true story has language, smoking, drinking.

Movie NR 2023 110 minutes
Mixed by Erry movie poster: Erry, Peppe, and Angelo with their cassettes and riches.

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This is an enjoyable and relevant story about the love of music, pirating, and finding success through questionable means. Mixed by Erry centers on three brothers who find incredible success by selling and distributing mixtapes of the music of popular bands throughout Italy. While Erry considers himself to be just another DJ getting the music out there, the vast fortunes aren't going to the artists who make the music. The brothers must contend with the Mafia, the financial police, and, eventually, the music industry.

It's a movie as interesting as it is enjoyable, relevant because home taping, with 20/20 hindsight, can be seen as one of the first nails in the coffin of the music industry. It's set in the '80s, but there's a refreshing lack of going overboard with nostalgia -- the focus always remains on the story. There's a dark noir comedy style to it that should be familiar to most, as it's done in so many other movies, but it works here, as it's an original and at times funny look into a brief moment in time when cassette mixtapes were the ways in which teens shared music with each other.

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