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Christopher Guest derides sports 'Mascots' in latest mockumentary

Christopher Guest derides sports 'Mascots' in latest mockumentary

Actor-filmmaker Christopher Guest built up plenty of goodwill over the years as the purveyor of such clever mockumentaries as “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind,” not to mention as the co-writer and co-star of the beloved rock ’n’ roll spoof “This Is Spinal Tap.” It’s a good thing, because producer-distributor Netflix (in a new partnership with the iPic luxury theater chain) will definitely need to draw on that past success to corral an audience for Guest’s latest satire, the underperforming “Mascots.”

The film takes place as a group of sports mascots from across the map...

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