Review: ‘Let’s Play Two’ Takes Pearl Jam Out to the Ball Game


Eddie Vedder in “Let’s Play Two: Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field.”

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After a 108-year drought, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series last year. Maybe you heard.

Among the team’s most exultant fans was Eddie Vedder, the frontman for Pearl Jam. The band may be synonymous with Seattle and the grunge-rock scene there that spawned it, but Mr. Vedder was born and raised in suburban Chicago, and is devoted to the Cubs. In 2008, he even wrote “All the Way” for the club.

“Let’s Play Two: Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field” — the title was a favorite expression of the beloved Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks — is a blend of concert film and sports diary, chronicling Pearl Jam’s two August shows at Wrigley during the 2016 season, then capturing highlights of the team’s championship run.


Trailer: ‘Let’s Play Two’

A preview of the film.


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