I am and it was. I have my gripes but I always do. I'd say at least two thirds of the footage that's right in Bob's face is worth watching again.
I wasn't expecting Joni so that was an outstanding surprise. seeing her singing that song that year with that company was pretty exciting all by itself.
My main problem with the film is the way they decided to incorporate artifice into the documentary footage. I've read some reviews and it seems like lots of people think this aspect of the film is brilliant. I do not think it's brilliant but it is what it is. I don't see how fake memories that are obviously fake add to the appreciation of the doc. footage.
I TRY to understand. I remember hearing stories from surviving Monkees. Nez and Dolenz have claimed that their out grossing the Beatles and Manson being considered for the Monkees were things they said out of mischief and boredom to see if the claims would pass unchecked. they did and to this day. maybe instead of correcting the record it's more fun to screw with it. It wasn't fun for me - this was my least favorite aspect of the project.
next to the best footage of Bob my favorite aspect of it is having the late 70's America I lived through come crashing back to me in well selected footage and images. while it sounds pretty hackneyed, I think these images really promote the "looking for America" angle. maybe they were and maybe they weren't but I'm so glad this footage has been fashioned into something I can watch. Bob is frequently on FIRE as far as I'm concerned.
"well, if THIS isn't nice, I don't know what is!" KVJ