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5 stars The best documentary on the subject of a rock band. Not a live show with bonus commentary, just the story told by the main persons involved. Period.

It's emotional, endearing and can touch both fans and unlighted alike. Even my mom can enjoy this movie.

I can't recommend it more. For the fan it's so emotionally threatening that you can really feel the tears in your eyes when Rutsey is gone, the market failure of Caress of Steel and the redemption of 2112. Not mentioning their most difficult time on the passing of Neil's wife and daughter. Being a father and a passionate husband I really can't imagine how someone can recover from such terrible losses. Maybe the anglo-american sensibility and the fortitude of the man involved can explain it, but for my latin-Brazilian feelings that is such an unthinkable path to cross what makes their return and Peart's survival so great.

Along with The Beatles Anthology (although its lenght will fright the non-afficcionado) and The Pink Floyd and Syd Barret Story this is the only documentary of a rock band that I think can be appreciated equally for music and non-music fans. It's a shame that so many great bands never got the treatment that Rush received in this work. Congratulations for the directors. 5 stars easilly.

moodyxadi | 5/5 |


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