October 13, 2013
Good documentary if you like theatre, Green Day, American Idiot, behind the scenes docs
I've listened to Green Day since I was in 8th grade and I was in my 20's when American Idiot came out. The album really got what I was feeling (being upset with the administration at the time, plus being yet another kid who grew up in the suburbs wanting to get out). When it was announced that the album was then going to be a show, I was excited that there would be a visual representation to show how tons of other kids-to-adults felt.
That all being said, I'm not sure how you're going to receive this movie if you're not interested in any of these subjects. It does a good job showing the thoughts of Billy Joe, some cast / creative team members, but I wanted to hear from Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool too. Then I realized that the title refers to Billy Joe himself ~ it's his journey, and he's the "Broadway Idiot". I was lucky enough to see the show (my first month living in NYC), and watching this doc got me pumped all over again for change. Hopefully, it will do the same for you.
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