Parents' Guide to

Pearl Jam Twenty

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Music comes first in commemorative grunge-rock docu.

Movie NR 2011 146 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

A very fun movie

PG-13: some strong language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's no doubt avid Pearl Jam fans will love Crowe's well-crafted portrait of their favorite band. But even the casual music buff will find Pearl Jam Twenty worthwhile, thanks to the film's thoughtful handling of serious topics like the corporate influence on artistic expression and an artist's level of control over his or her own fame. Even if you show up with little to no knowledge of Pearl Jam prior, you'll walk away with real appreciation for the band's story, music, and career.

Crowe's former life as a Rolling Stone journalist who covered the band's early rise on the Seattle grunge scene no doubt propelled the final product beyond a basic rock doc, granting him the familiar access of a good friend who just so happens to be a great filmmaker. But his obvious admiration for his subjects doesn't keep him from telling their story as it should be told; it merely serves to enhance the passion with which he tells it.

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