A generation began in his backyard…From Academy Award®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) comes Taking Woodstock, the comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

177 Ratings

177 Ratings

48% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.4/10
  • Fresh 88
  • Rotten 94

Critics Consensus: Featuring numerous 60s-era cliches, but little of the musical magic that highlighted the famous festival, Taking Woodstock is a breezy but underwhelming portrayal.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Dramedy revisits famous festival, complete with drugs, sex.

Information

Studio
Focus Features
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2009 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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