The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.
It was certainly entertaining to take a trip from the beginning of the Dead experience to the end of the journey, but, for me personally, I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of real insight from the main 'characters.' The director did an amiably job in collecting and presenting tons of archival footage, but, it could have used way more personal reflections from the surviving members. Some of the most insightful footage was from reporters, publicists and other ancillary people. While, it was good to see how the Dead affected all of these people, I wanted more of what the band members really thought about the footage in the movie not just a commentary about how 'cool' it was to see the 'old stuff.' Maybe, I was expecting this to be something it was never meant to be. In the end, however, kudos to all who were involved with putting this together.
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