5.0 out of 5 stars
Great early Tom Petty documentary, Jan. 30 2012
This movie-quality documentary will have broad appeal to BIG fans as well as those who really don't know much TP other than they've heard on commercial radio. From the band's gritty beginnings as high school buddies to one of the most influencial bands to ever emerge from the U.S., Running Down a Dream not only features Tom Petty's creative genius in writing great hooks, but also features the rest of the Heartbreaker's individual talents as well. Considering the band now tours with only one member short of the original line-up, this film explains that it hasn't been an easy road for the 30 plus years of convictions. As good a music doc as you will see and as good a story as there is to be told about what it means to dedicate your life to something you love doing.