A great documentary is entertaining, engaging, and enlightening. With foul-mouthed former RV salesman Jack Rebney as its subject, Ben Steinbauer’s Winnebago Man
is entertaining and engaging by default. The real surprise is how it’s enlightening: Steinbauer uses the viral video phenomenon as a springboard to explore the effects of Internet celebrity on those who were dragged into the limelight unwillingly, and he approaches the idea in a reflective manner that reveals how we sometimes have little control over our own public image.
Occasionally side-splitting and frequently poignant, Winnebago Man offers a thoughtful portrait of a reclusive curm...