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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Rated PG for some drug-related lyrics | See all certifications »

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$53,908 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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$1,827,544 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Grant Boatwright plays Neil's 1953 Les Paul during "No Wonder". This is the only song to feature an electric guitar in the film. See more »

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Several times in the film and bonus material, Neil's Martin D-45 is referred as a "B-45" when subtitled. See more »

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Closing dedication: for daddy See more »

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Referenced in Heart of Gold: 'Rehearsal Diaries' (2006) See more »

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No Wonder
Written by Neil Young
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20 April 2006 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

There are certain musician/singers whose voices I never tire of. It's the special quality of their voice and a unique musical style that sets them apart. No one else can sound like them. Van Morrison, Prince, Joe Cocker, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones...and Neil Young. Director Jonathan Demme did a damn good job filming this wonderfully romantic tribute to just such a musician -- especially since it was clearly made on the fly as a just-in-case last rite and pre-mortem memorial before Neil Young's impending brain surgery. I must confess that, in the anonymity of the dark theatre, I wept tears of profound sorrow and bittersweet nostalgia as Neil took us on a meditative journey from his early roots to the present. The cynicism of an earlier time morphed into circumspection, reminding us of passions left behind, or forgotten or tempered through experience. The criticism of this film as a boomer sapfest and a sellout is grossly misguided and small-minded. This is a film about a man reviewing his life as he faces the possibility of his death. It is poignant beyond words, and poignancy is the loveliest of emotions.


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