Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Taking Woodstock"

Previews: It's Complicated, Capitalism: A Love Story, Whip It, A Serious Man, The Informant!, 9

I don't feel like I have much to say about "Taking Woodstock." I went to see it on impulse on Saturday; I've always liked director Ang Lee, and was in the mood for a movie that did not involve people getting killed. I have no big imagined nostalgia for Woodstock, which was 5 years before I was born, and no particular interest in the music. But I do like a good period piece, whether it be set 200 years ago or just 40.

I've always been a bit ambivalent about Demetri Martin - I've never been able to get into his style of comedy, never cared about watching his show on Comedy Central. He was good, though. Which is kind of how I felt about the whole movie - it was good, not great. It fit what I was in the mood for.

1 comment:

  1. I saw Taking Woodstock in Woodstock with Ang Lee, James Shamus and Michael Lang in the audience. It’s a small movie from the single perspective of Elliot Tiber, a minor player in the saga of Woodstock. It’s worth seeing but don’t expect an Oscar nom.

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