A personal story
Taking Woodstock is a personal story about a young man finding himself at a time when his generation was trying to do that throughout the world. It is not a "docudrama" about the event, so people expecting to relive the Woodstock festival, take note.
Elliot's struggles and evolution through this unique event are another of Ang Lee's wonderfully textured allegories. That this fellow raised in China can so pointedly create the full emotional spectrum of the "youth movement" of that time is a testament to his artistry.
This movie takes on a series of serious ideas with a light flair. Go in prepared to "go with the flow" and you'll leave feeling free man.
Rating: 3.5 / 5