Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Outstanding Norwegian mockumentary which satirizes the burgeoning boy-band phenomenon around the turn of the millennium with warmth and passion. The star of the show is the brilliant Norwegian comedian Espen Eckbo, who is co-director, co-writer and plays several parts, including the lead as Boyzvoice front man M'Pete in addition to the band’s biggest fan, 14-year-old Ove. Eckbo's unabrasive but still razor-sharp satire is an art in itself, and his talent for physical comedy, characterizations and line-delivery makes Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced an exquisite, timeless viewing experience which has stood (and will continue to stand) the test of time remarkably well. The film is still to the point in so many ways. The catchy songs and hilarious lyrics were written by Jens Thoresen and Eckbo/Elvestad, respectively. And M'Pete and Hot Tub (Øyvind Thoen) actually do much of the singing themselves, contrary to what is claimed in the narrative. Although that superb James Bond song at the end was actually sung by Morten Harket of A-ha.