» Reviews: Taking Woodstock

Nathan Schwartz

|    Friday, February 26, 2010

  • Director: Ang Lee
  • Producer: Ang Lee, James Schamus
  • Writer: James Schamus
  • Starring: Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Liev Schreiber, Jonathan Groff, Emile Hirsch
  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Running Time: 120 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Comedy, Music

Though at some points I was mildly entertained, Taking Woodstock was not very good at all. For one thing, it was very inconsistent. The obstacles that befell the main character dropped in and out of importance at sporadic intervals. The worst part was watching how the top actors of the film (Liev Schreiber and Emile Hirsch) were given such minor roles. It really saddens me to watch talent like theirs being wasted. To top it off, the audience was shown very little of the actual music festival, and was that not one of the focal points of this movie?

Verdict: Forget It


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