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Film Review: Dixie Chicks' Shut Up & Sing

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Click around LAist. We don't really listen to a lot of new-fangled country music.

We love the oldies: Cash, Willie, Waylon, Hank Sr., Patsy.

But when we heard that NBC refused to run the ad for the Dixie Chicks documentary Shut Up & Sing, we ran to the theater to see what the fuss was all about.

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This is a great film.

That's why NBC didn't like it. They hate things that are good.

The entire story of why they were shunned by Country Radio for having the nerve to criticize the President during a concert is told here. You are in meetings with their sponsor Lipton (which later dropped them), you are in their hotels before they are flown into Dallas and immediately rushed out of the city in fear, and you are in Rick Rubin's living room as they go over material for their latest CD.

Which is also great.

Just as in real life, Natalie doesn't always say the "right" thing in this film, which only makes you love her more. This is an honest film of rebellious and courageous women who are still fighting the Man.

Also, the McRib is back and it's divine.

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