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Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 21 October 2011 (USA)
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A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

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Cameron Crowe

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Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Crowe ... Himself
Jeff Ament Jeff Ament ... Himself
Matt Cameron Matt Cameron ... Himself
Stone Gossard Stone Gossard ... Himself
Mike McCready ... Himself
Eddie Vedder ... Himself
Kenneth 'Boom' Gaspar Kenneth 'Boom' Gaspar ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Irons Jack Irons ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Krusen Dave Krusen ... Himself (archive footage)
Matt Chamberlain Matt Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Abbruzzese Dave Abbruzzese ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Cornell ... Himself
The U-Men The U-Men ... Themselves (archive footage)
Susan Silver Susan Silver ... Herself (archive footage)
Mother Love Bone ... Themselves (archive footage)
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A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,448, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$471,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,334
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When asked how he felt about the film, bassist Jeff Ament claimed he felt uncomfortable with how often he used profanity on camera. See more »

Goofs

Eddie Vedder dedicates a performance to Kurt Cobain and the date is given as "April 8th, 1994 - The Day Kurt Died". This may appear as a goof, as in some places it is mentioned that Kurt Cobain died on April 5th 1994.

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Quotes

Mike McCready: [about Andrew Wood, singer of Mother Love Bone] He would do something like go to The Central Tavern when there was 25 people there. He play it like it was The Colosseum. "To all you people in the back!" And there's like... the guy at the door.
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Terrific Documentary on Pearl Jam
11 December 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

**** (out of 4)

Wonderful documentary from Cameron Crowe about the twenty years of Pearl Jam. Crowe talks about how he was living in Seattle when the entire grunge/alternative scene broke and from here on we see how the band came to be. Using interviews, archival footage and current concert footage, Crowe turns this into one of the better documentaries out there. We see the band starting out, rising to the top with the album Ten, taking on Ticketmaster, touring with Neil Young and then continue to try and make sure they stay true to themselves even when some of their fans started to question them. I was around 13 when the Seattle based rock really took off and I remember listening to Pearl Jam for a few years but then my music tastes started to change. I really haven't kept up with the band since then so one should keep that in mind as they read this but I thought the documentary was terrific. It really gave me a terrific idea of what the band is, who they wanted to be and it was great fun seeing their rise to fame and seeing how they almost broke up. I found Crowe's direction to be marvelous because a lot of times with these documentaries you have someone who doesn't know how to put all the footage together to make it entertaining. Concert footage is great. Interviews are great. Even television show clips are great. However, so many documentaries don't know how to put all the footage together but Crowe does a wonderful job and really delivers a film that even non-fans should enjoy. Even though I haven't followed the band in many years this documentary really made me want to rush out and buy their CDs and DVDs. I found the interviews to be extremely good and I liked the fact that Crowe didn't shy away from some of the darker moments in their twenty years. The documentary also covers some other groups from this Seattle era including the relationship between Pearl Jam and Nirvana. The suicide of Kurt Cobain is also covered and we get concert footage from the night of his death. Overall Crowe really has worked a mini miracle in bringing Pearl Jam's story to life. If someone like me enjoyed it so much I'm sure die-hard fans of the group will feel as if they're in Heaven.


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