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With: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Jessy Greene, Drew Hester, Rami Jaffee, Pat Smear, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Written by: n/a
Directed by: Nick Wickham
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 120
Date: 03/18/2013
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Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium (2008)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Learning to Fly

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

As one of the world's biggest Nirvana fans, I have at least a passing interest in the Foo Fighters, but this concert video disappointed me. I think it might have been fine to be there in person, but watching on the small screen, some problems of scale arise. This was apparently the biggest show in the band's career, and singer/guitarist/songwriter Dave Grohl is clearly trying too hard to play up to the enormous crowd. (He keeps running around, shouting things like "come on!" at least three times during each song.) And seen close-up, on camera, he appears a bit desperate. The sound is fine, and directing is passable, though I expect

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