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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ang Lee
James Schamus
Demetri Martin
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Imelda Staunton
Paul Dano
Liev Schreiber
Emile Hirsch
Eugene Levy
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Taking Woodstock
Ang Lee remembers the ‘60s, so clearly wasn’t there


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Taking Woodstock

Plot
Elliot Teichberg (Demetri Martin) is an interior designer in New York City when he discovers a music festival near his family’s Catskill motel has lost its licence. Trying to save his parents’ business, he calls Woodstock Ventures and offers to help them stage the gig at a farm in White Lake...


Verdict
One man’s near-emotionless trip through an event that was the high watermark for US counterculture moves along without any real sense of purpose or pace.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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