A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.


Cameron Crowe


Cameron Crowe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Crowe ... Self
Jeff Ament Jeff Ament ... Self
Matt Cameron Matt Cameron ... Self
Stone Gossard Stone Gossard ... Self
Mike McCready ... Self
Eddie Vedder ... Self
Kenneth 'Boom' Gaspar Kenneth 'Boom' Gaspar ... Self (archive footage)
Jack Irons Jack Irons ... Self (archive footage)
Dave Krusen Dave Krusen ... Self (archive footage)
Matt Chamberlain Matt Chamberlain ... Self (archive footage)
Dave Abbruzzese Dave Abbruzzese ... Self (archive footage)
Chris Cornell ... Self
The U-Men The U-Men ... Themselves (archive footage)
Susan Silver Susan Silver ... Self (archive footage)
Mother Love Bone ... Themselves (archive footage)


A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

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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 »


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.

Both dates are relevant: April 8th is the day Kurt Cobain was discovered dead. The coroner established that he had died on April 5th. See more »


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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Gave it a 10 and am not a PJ fan
19 January 2012 | by kisp_1See all my reviews

I can honestly say that I'm not an avid Pearl Jam fan. Yes, I owned "TEN" when I was a kid in 6th grade, and songs such as "Betterman" and "Immortality" always make it to my iPod, but I was never a traditional fan as I am of other bands such as The Cure.

I am, however, a huge fan of documentaries. Especially those that bring to surface the deep rooted emotions and thoughts as expressed by the subjects interviewed without the facade of flashy lights and glitter. Which is why I love documentaries by Errol Morris, the Maysles brothers, and Hubert Sauper. (that is also why I despise Moore, Herzog, and Spurlock.... too much glitter.) But Crowe manages to balance the depth of the interviews and story, if you will, with entertainment. At the end of the documentary I wanted more. I felt it was too short. Plus, it helped one appreciate the artistic value of Pearl Jam. So much so, that later that day I ended up logging into iTunes and purchasing Pearl Jam's greatest hits album. It's been playing on my iPod ever since.

This documentary made Pearl Jam what they have always been..... human. It was moving when Eddie Veddar expressed how he feels to this day when he sings "Black", and so on. It takes these renown Rock stars and places them in your living room as the type of people you can hang-out with and talk about history and music for a couple of hours..... it was a fantastic documentary, and I recommend it to anyone. Even if you are not a fan of Pearl Jam...

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21 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pearl Jam Twenty See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA


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$102,448, 25 September 2011

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