I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Eric Melin

It is an often overlooked gem of a movie, chronicling the creative process of making a personal record in more detail than has even been seen. Also, the film is helped tremendously by some great music from Wilco, and a ironic, triumphant twist of real-lif

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Wendy Case
Detroit News

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

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Fortunately for Wilco, who have a passion for excellence, creative freedom, and innovation, Jones's camera recorded footage at the scene of a crime against art.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

Even if you have never heard a Wilco album, the film is a great introduction to the band's music and the pain that goes into making it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
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… More
John Ballantine
Not a fan of the band films but I really take my hat off to Wilco for their attempts to bring back Woody Guthrie into the mainstream. As a result, I really got… More
Steve K
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.
Patrick Dolan
Really fascinating and sad. The filmmaker takes a meandering sort of approach, complemented by great photography. The film really makes you feel like the album… More
Michael Gildea
A drama cleverly disguised as a band documentary.