Taking Woodstock

A Generation Began In His Backyard.


Taking Woodstock
Based on a true story, this is the tale of how a young gay Jewish man was instrumental in making the famous Woodstock rock festival a reality. He was helping out his immigrant parents at their run-down hotel, when he heard that a neighbouring town had turned down the Woodstock promoters. He offered his town as host instead, and the rest is history. Be prepared for some really quirky characters, and plenty of nudity and drugs.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Demitri Martin, Paul Dano, Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton, Henry Goodman, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy
Director
Ang Lee
ScreenplayJames Schamus
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyEric Gautier
EditingTIm Squyres
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byFocus Features

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageStrong
NudityFrequent, strong
SexMild
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseStrong
CommentsExplicit drug usage somewhat glamourised and normalised.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconIt's a trip, you dig?
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconAweregse fliek oor Woodstock te pragtig
15
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconWoodstock's puprle haze
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Andersons quote iconAtypically ambling, only intermittently involving and hampered by a kind of smiley-faced slackness that, to be fair to Lee, probably goes with the mud-strewn territory.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThe film is easy enough to watch, but it never really amounts to anything, which is something of a shame considering the cultural significance of the big music event that's always just around the corner or over the horizon from this offering.
10
Metacritic.com
35 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
168 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFeaturing numerous 60s-era clichés, but little of the musical magic that highlighted the famous festival, Taking Woodstock is a breezy but underwhelming portrayal.
10

What the People say

Internet
7323 Netizens quote iconGetting inside by hovering on the outskirts
14

Average .. 56%

11

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