“Taking Woodstock”, directed by the very talented Director, Mr. Ang Lee. By just directing 12 films, he has won himself an Oscar, plus another 67 wins and 41 nominations. An extreme great talented person!
Some of his works are, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hulk; Brokeback Mountain; and etc.
All of his films are something or the other very different, not from the story, but from his presenting style. After watching “Taking Woodstock”, I felt the same, how does he do that? The story is somewhat very simple, but the way narration is quite and very different. And almost not forgetting that, this film was also nominated under the category of the Best Director “Ang Lee” at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.
It’s the story of about a young guy called ‘Elliot Tiber’ (Demetri Martin) and about their parents. Elliot was working as a successful Interior Designer in Greenwich Village, New York, where one day suddenly he has to move back upstate to help their parents for running their motel as the banks were about to close it for not paying the installments. Now Elliot is figuring out how to come out from this problem, when one fine day he got the permit to run down for some Hippie Music Festival. He just then called all the producers and decided to work on them, so that he could earn some amount of handsome money by hiring the rooms to the people who would come for the festival. Their parents worried that in the history of their village, a maximum of 20-25 tourist people had came overall, and now his boy is dreaming more than 1000 of people. Besides thinking that, Elliot helped all the people who were under the construction work of creating music festival. Few days later, something magic happened, and about half-a-million people had came for the festival. He got crazy and swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. Later on because of his this craziness he insulted their parents, left the home, and said lots of many things to them that just because of them in life he sacrificed lots of things including his Interior designer work and is not able to do anything what he wanted to do. And the end he realizes the importance of their parents, their love and their affection.
The story is quite simple but the narration done by “Ang lee” is just simple brilliant. If you are looking some different kind of film, wanted to experience some different kind of narration of a simple story, then this movie is a must for them.
Rating: 3 / 5