This is unlike any concert film you’ve ever seen. Besides putting you in the front row of performances by some of the royalty of music, it captures the moments we didn’t see on tv- the backstage moments of stars meeting stars- artists preparing for their performances. Seeing Paul McCartney’s pre-concert rituals (a manicure???!!! Who knew!!) are an eye-opener. It’ priceless seeinging McCartney watch the performances that preceded his own.
Roger Daltry, Roger Waters , Adam Sandler , Chris Rock and Kanye West are just a few of the featured. More revealing was what it took to organize an event of that magnitude a mere month and change after the disaster that hit the
The film has some tender moments. I melted seeing the late James Gandolfini answering the telethon phones . Also riveting : watching the director of the televised show , whose job is like the conductor of an orchestra.
Best of all: misson accomplished. Over 50-million dollars raised and distributed by The Robin Hood Foundation to help local groups deal with the aid at the ground zero level.