Taking Woodstock (2009)

R   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


Taking Woodstock (2009) Poster

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.


6.7/10
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26 August 2009 | Jeradactyl
8
| Captures the Spirit of Woodstock in a Unique Way
From reading some of the other comments it sounds like most people that are disappointed in this film were mainly put off due to their expectations for a film that focuses on the music.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I loved the unique focus on the small town that hosted the festival and how it affected all of their lives. I believe it was a great way to really capture the vibe of Woodstock without getting too rapt up in the actual musicians that were playing, which to me has been focused on enough over the years.

If you have been to a multiple day festival before you will have a wonderful sense of nostalgia. This movie completely captures how amazing people can be when they remove themselves from the hum drum monotony of their day to day lives and get together with like minded strangers for a few days of complete freedom and joy.

A great feel good movie with a lot of veiled depth about the people that helped make Woodstock one of the most famous events the world has known.

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,457,760 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$7,460,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,975,737

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