Taking Woodstock

(USA, 2009, 119 minutes)

In August 1969, a confused young man trying to save his parent's Catskills motel from bankruptcy ends up being responbile for bringing the Woodstock music festival to town. Amiable but rambling and unfocused coming-of-age comedy based on a real-life memoir that has some nice moments but never really resolves itself.

A Focus Features International release of a Focus Features presentation/production, produced in association with Twins Financing. Starring Demetri Martin, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Imelda Staunton; with Emile Hirsch; and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Ang Lee; produced by James Schamus, Ang Lee, Celia Costas; screenplay by James Schamus, based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, Taking Woodstock; music by Danny Elfman; director of photography (DeLuxe), Éric Gautier; production designer, David Gropman; costume designer, Joseph G. Aulisi; film editor, Tim Squyres. 


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