I just saw the movie yesterday at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA. I thought it was amazing. I know a lot of people have been complaining about certain things - the last ten years not being discussed that much, key shows in their history not talked about, etc. While that would have been cool, the movie was two hours long and it could have easily been five to ten hours long with all of that stuff added. It really digged into their history and how they became a band and how they stuck together as a band. In the past ten years, the one thing that could have ended the band was Roskilde, and they touched upon that. And the one thing keeping this band going strong are the fans.
It was great seeing the old footage, most of what I haven't seen before. The I remember watching the MTV Unplugged performance and that just convinced me at the time that I had a new favorite band and that "Black" was my favorite song. The emotion that Ed had when he sang that and when he sang most songs really connected with the fans in a special way. And it still does...
Thank you Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam - can't wait for the DVD with all of the extras!
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