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Mission To Lars

4

Doc of ages

A quest movie with an edu-tainment thrust, Will and Kate Spicer’s doc charts the siblings’ aim to fulfil their Devon-based bro Tom’s lifelong dream to meet Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

Breaching camp Metallica is tricky but Tom’s Fragile X Syndrome complicates it: he struggles with crowds, noise and breaks in routine, so tracking arena-fillers on a US tour is some kind of mission.

But it’s also enlightening, the Spicers and us learning things about Tom that inform, move, humanise and suck us into his story. You’ll cry a bit come the tense, touching climax - then punch the air with joy.

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