LET’S PLAY TWO REVIEWED
“Let’s Play Two” is a fun little film about Pearl Jam’s concerts at Wrigley Field last summer. While the band gets to perform their hits in a rather up-close style, the truth is this is a look at baseball fans. Eddie Vedder shares his origins in Illinois, then explains how much he loves the Cubs. It’s fan wank to a degree, but the earnest in how Vedder approaches Chicago sports is kinda refreshing. If you can feel the acid-wash leaving your jeans, then you might want to set this one out.
This isn’t quite a concert film and it doesn’t follow the same path as most music documentaries. What does is speak to fandom across lines. Whether you’re a music nerd, a sports fan or someone desperate to absorb a nostalgic holy place…it all matters. It’s just that I never thought it was going to be Eddie Vedder to serve as that kind of voice for so many people. Watch the scene when Vedder walks backstage and stops at the Gale Sayers wall. You can’t fake that.
In an age where passion and fan-based love is mocked by a fluid stable of complainers, it’s nice to see someone that cares. Hell, this documentary made me like Pearl Jam again. Abramoama is killing it this year with the music documentaries.
- 2 hrs
- Not Rated
RELEASE DATE: 9/29/17
The Plot Thus Far
Concert film centering on the rock band Pearl Jam’s August 2016 shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.