The Last Waltz Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 31, 1978
  • PG, 1 hr 57 min
  • Documentary
  • 4 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that The Last Waltz is a documentary directed by Martin Scorsese that celebrates the final concert of The Band, an iconic rock-and-roll group from the 1960s and 1970s. Gathering at San Francisco's Winterland arena on Thanksgiving 1978, a profusion of esteemed musicians joined The Band in what is considered one of the great rock events of all time. Luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, and a host of others took the stage to sing some of their own standards alongside The Band's gifted artists playing the group's classics. It's almost all music, all the time. Director Scorsese interrupts the concert only for brief conversational sessions with the members of The Band, scenes that give small insights into the personalities and recollections of the group. Two profanities are heard: "ass" and "p--y." It's prototypical 1978 "rock band" lore in a relaxed atmosphere. The guys laugh a lot, smoke a lot (on at least once occasion, a joint is rolled), and regale the inquisitive director with stories of past escapades (some involving drinking) and fun.

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  • SEX
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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