Taking Woodstock

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Dramedy revisits famous festival, complete with drugs, sex.

R 2009 120 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+

Worst Woodstock Movie Ever!

THIS MOVIE IS TERRIBLE. Okay, I worn born in 1970, so Woodstock was something people talked about a lot, but I never could never appreciate. This movie uses Woodstock as the background, to tell the personal and semi-true story of one person's perspective. The first 30 minutes were an okay starting point, then the movie spirals downhill to the point of shear disappointment. This movie is so bad, It kept me away from movie theaters for months. I enjoy seeing art-house movies, but this may be the worst movie I have ever seen. If you want to learn about Woodstock, watch anything on PBS. If you are addicted to watching movies, this just may be the cure.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Not much happens but it's fun nonetheless

You know, it was a welcome treat to see a film about this seminal event that isn't about the event. The Jewish mother from hell, the "good" son and the gentle dad were all unlikely heroes at a time when peace was a lifestyle and people thought music could save the world. Not bad messages. Having said that you realize why everyone hates hippies. The only reason why this is rated R is because of the frontal nudity. I'd let my teen see it with the caveat that casual drug use isn't fun and games. There are some real casualties from that time in history. Some of them sleep in the park not far from our house.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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