Taking Woodstock is a creation of Ang Lee,No more words are needed to summarize this Movie.The movie takes you through the Festival itself but unlike the 1969 documentary Woodstock,the movie does not revolve around the festival itself but rather around the guy who made it all happen,Elliot Tiber a.k.a. Elliot Teichberg,The Bethel chamber of commerce president who persuaded Woodstock Ventures to come to Bethel for the Festival when they got kicked out of Wallkill.
The movie revolves around Elliot and his miserly Jewish mom and his Dad who has to put up with her.The movie focuses on the individual That Elliot is in the backdrop of Woodstock. Demetri Martin plays Elliot,Imelda Staunton plays his miserly Semite mother, Liev Schreiber plays the role of an Ex-Marine, Transgender role perfectly, Jonathan Groff plays Micheal Lang and also resembles him too and Eugene Levy as Max Yasgur literally lives the role complete with the glasses.
To the world Woodstock was a Music Festival and a lot of other things but to Elliot it is where he discovers himself,Through the course of the festival accompanied by an Acid Trip Woodstock changes Elliot’s life forever.