History Film / TakingWoodstock

8th Apr '16 1:32:39 PM BadSplice
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** A good example would be the amount Elliot pays to get the permit. [[spoiler:$1.]]

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** A good example would be the amount Elliot pays to the local chamber of commerce to get the permit. [[spoiler:$1. And he's also the president of the chamber.]]



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The Earth Light theatre troupe

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The Earth Light theatre troupeEarthlight Players.
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* TheStoner: Several, though Michael especially
* StraightGay: Elliot
* TheVietnamWar: Referenced many times, especially regarding side character Billy, who's a veteran suffering from flashbacks

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* TheStoner: Several, though Michael especially
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* StraightGay: Elliot
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* TheVietnamWar: Referenced many times, especially regarding side character Billy, who's a veteran suffering from flashbacksflashbacks.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Vilma

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: VilmaVilma.
9th Aug '15 7:56:19 AM jccw227
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* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her?]]: [[spoiler: After finding out how his mother has been hoarding money for years, (see FinancialAbuse above)]] Elliot asks his father how he could stay with her for so long. His reply? [[spoiler: He loves her.]]

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* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her?]]: [[spoiler: After finding out how his mother has been hoarding money for years, years but counted on him to bail her out of her financial troubles, (see FinancialAbuse above)]] Elliot asks his father how he could stay with her for so long. His reply? [[spoiler: He loves her.]]
4th Jan '15 12:04:43 PM jccw227
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* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her?]]: [[spoiler: After finding out how his mother has been hoarding money for years, (see FinancialAbuse above)]] Elliot asks his father how he could stay with her for so long. His reply? [[spoiler: He loves her.]]
20th Nov '14 5:29:09 PM BadSplice
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* DeadpanSnarker: Elliot. Well, he is played by Creator/DemitriMartin.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Elliot. Well, he is played by Creator/DemitriMartin.Creator/DemetriMartin.
20th Nov '14 5:25:45 PM BadSplice
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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: After going through the entire film belittled and mistreated by his mother, Elliot reaches his breaking point. [[spoiler: After finding out his mother had saved up 97 thousand dollars over the course of her life, but nevertheless expected her son to bail her out of all her financial woes, Elliot has it. He calls her out, then leaves.]]

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* BlackComedy: At the end, Michael tells Elliot [[spoiler:that he's planning a truly free concert... in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont]].]]
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: After going through the entire film belittled and mistreated by his mother, Elliot reaches his breaking point. [[spoiler: After finding out his mother had saved up 97 thousand dollars $97,000 over the course of her life, but nevertheless expected her son to bail her out of all her financial woes, Elliot has it. He calls her out, then leaves.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Elliot. Well, he is played by Creator/DemitriMartin.
** A good example would be the amount Elliot pays to get the permit. [[spoiler:$1.
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* HistoricalInJoke: Darkly done. [[spoiler:At the very end, Michael tells Elliot that he's planning a truly free concert... in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont]].]]

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* HistoricalInJoke: Darkly done. [[spoiler:At the very end, Michael tells Elliot that he's planning a truly free concert... in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont]].]]See BlackComedy above.
21st Sep '13 9:57:32 AM Prfnoff
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A 2009 film by Ang Lee, ''Taking Woodstock'' tells the story behind the creation of the titular music festival. In 1969, young Elliot Tiber returns to his parent's motel in the Catskills after a failed attempt at a career in art and design in New York City. His parents are in danger of losing their business and their home, so Elliot--the president of the local Chamber of Commerce--feels it's his duty to keep that from happening. Every year he gets a permit to host a local music festival, and 1969 is no different.

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A 2009 film by Ang Lee, Creator/AngLee, ''Taking Woodstock'' tells the story behind the creation of the titular music festival. In 1969, young Elliot Tiber returns to his parent's motel in the Catskills after a failed attempt at a career in art and design in New York City. His parents are in danger of losing their business and their home, so Elliot--the president of the local Chamber of Commerce--feels it's his duty to keep that from happening. Every year he gets a permit to host a local music festival, and 1969 is no different.
21st Jul '13 7:13:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Jerkass}}: Elliot's mother, which isn't surprising since her actress, Imelda Staunton, is known for playing complete {{Jerkass}} [[HarryPotter characters.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Elliot's mother, which isn't surprising since her actress, Imelda Staunton, is known for playing complete {{Jerkass}} [[HarryPotter [[Film/HarryPotter characters.]]
22nd Jun '13 3:12:08 AM erforce
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A 2009 film by Ang Lee, ''Taking Woodstock'' tells the story behind the creation of the titular music festival. In 1969, young Elliot Tiber returns to his parent's motel in the Catskills after a failed attempt at a career in art and design in New York City. His parents are in danger of losing their business and their home, so Elliot--the president of the local Chamber of Commerce--feels it's his duty to keep that from happening. Every year he gets a permit to host a local music festival, and 1969 is no different.

Well...there is one difference. See, in the summer of '69, one of the neighboring towns pulls its permits for a potential concert with the Woodstock Group. Elliot gets it into his head, seeing as how he already has the permit, to move the festival to his parent's motel in White Lake. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues.
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!!This film includes examples of:

* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: After going through the entire film belittled and mistreated by his mother, Elliot reaches his breaking point. [[spoiler: After finding out his mother had saved up 97 thousand dollars over the course of her life, but nevertheless expected her son to bail her out of all her financial woes, Elliot has it. He calls her out, then leaves.]]
* EverybodyMustGetStoned: Some of the funniest moments in the film come when straight-laced Elliot stops giving things a pass
** Not to mention his parents...
* FinancialAbuse: Elliot has always supported his parents, putting all his own earnings and savings into their failing motel. [[spoiler: Only to find out his mother's been hoarding money all her life, and could have bailed herself out if she hadn't made Elliot do it for her.]]
* HistoricalInJoke: Darkly done. [[spoiler:At the very end, Michael tells Elliot that he's planning a truly free concert... in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont]].]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Elliot's mother, which isn't surprising since her actress, Imelda Staunton, is known for playing complete {{Jerkass}} [[HarryPotter characters.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The Earth Light theatre troupe
* TheSixties
* TheStoner: Several, though Michael especially
* StraightGay: Elliot
* TheVietnamWar: Referenced many times, especially regarding side character Billy, who's a veteran suffering from flashbacks
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Vilma
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