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Bittersweet Motel (2000)

Bittersweet Motel is a documentary about the popular rock band Phish. The film focuses on Phish's music, with little emphasis on their die-hard fan base.

Director:

Todd Phillips

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Cast

Credited cast:
Trey Anastasio ... Himself
Jon Fishman Jon Fishman ... Himself
Mike Gordon ... Himself
Page McConnell Page McConnell ... Himself
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Storyline

This film follows the band, Phish, through a year of its life; from the Great Went concert in Limestone, ME in August 1997 through the subsequent touring in the next year, leading up to August 1998. The director, Todd Phillips, said, "We weren't looking to make 'Tie-Dyed'; I wanted to concentrate on the music." Written by Vic Harrison <harrisvb@flyernet.udayton.edu>

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phish | rock band | rocker | rock music | See All (4) »

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Documentary

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Details

Official Sites:

Image Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Сладостно-горький мотель See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,454, 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$380,927, 10 December 2000
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Quotes

Trey Anastasio: I think as long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously... real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music. But I take it seriously because it gets me off. So the more I take it seriously, you know, practicing and stuff like that, the more I get off.
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Connections

References Pumping Iron (1977) See more »

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Phish fans will love, others will be indifferent
25 August 2003 | by jglydonSee all my reviews

As a huge Phish fan, I obviously loved this movie. It's great to see interviews with the band and to gain their perspectives on things (i.e. How Mike tells Trey he plays too many notes. You can actually see some tension there). As for non-Phish fans, my opinion is that music lovers will appreciate this movie and will like this documentary. Others just won't get it (much like how people feel about Phish's music).


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