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Mostly for insiders and musicians...I got bored with it after a while
My low score does mean that I think that this is a bad documentary-- it just did not appeal to me. I assume that this may well be the reaction of the average person as well, as the film seems designed to appeal to musicians. If you are like me, and have almost no musical ability and a tin ear, then the nostalgia and giant jam session (the last third of the film) just won't be that wonderful. I am sure, though, that a lot of musical types would love to look back nostalgically to the good 'ol days before digital music and the heyday of Sound City Studio. As for me, I am less concerned about this--I just want some nice music to listen to and learn a bit of history. A film definitely for a select audience. If you are a plebeian, like me, try watching the similar but much more watchable film, "Muscle Shoals". In this one, you see a lot of great musicians and hear them sing but without all the technical stuff that just left me feeling bored.
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