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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

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Critic Consensus: Besides being a treat for Wilco fans, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart also exposes the workings of a profit-driven music industry.

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A chronicle which follows alternative-country-turned-rock-band Wilco's recording of their fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (the album was released to critical acclaim by Nonesuch Records). Initially intended to follow the collaborative process of this handful of very creative artists making a highly anticipated album, director Sam Jones soon had unexpected human drama and corporate intrigue to contend with when the band started breaking apart and their now-acclaimed new album was rejected by their label, Reprise Records.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Apr 1, 2003
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Critic Reviews for I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (29)

Is there enough material to merit a documentary on the making of Wilco's last album?

Full Review… | November 1, 2002
Miami Herald
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If you aren't already a fan of Wilco, a critical darling led by the talented and wily songwriter Jeff Tweedy, the film does little to enlighten or recruit.

Full Review… | October 25, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Woven together handsomely, recalling sixties' rockumentary milestones from Lonely Boy to Don't Look Back.

Full Review… | October 25, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The film doesn't show enough of the creative process or even of what was created for the non-fan to figure out what makes Wilco a big deal.

October 17, 2002
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A cohesive demonstration of why Wilco, as a whole, is one of the most compelling musical entities working today.

September 27, 2002
Detroit News
Top Critic

Even if you don't know the band or the album's songs by heart, you will enjoy seeing how both evolve, and you will also learn a good deal about the state of the music business in the 21st Century.

September 27, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Wilco are one of the greatest bands on Earth and this documentary film of the making of their masterpiece, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot", is a fascinating glimpse at record company machination vs the creation of art.

harrycaul
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

An interesting look at the creative process and a must see for Wilco fans, who will get to see the drama behind one of the best albums of the past ten years.

Beefy
Steve K

Super Reviewer

A drama cleverly disguised as a band documentary.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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