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10 November 2010
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Wait nvrmnd I can just GOOGLE it or sumthin :)

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10 November 2010
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26 November 2010
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The movie was OK. Visually, it was stunning. The art direction was amazing. And the singing was good, but I just felt the plot was slapped together, like someone said "OK, we have all these songs to use. How can we make a plot of them all?" All the characters named after Beatles songs, Sadie, Lucy, Jude, JoJo, Dr. Robert, Prudence. It seemed way too fan-fictiony to me, like the ones I've read about the girl named Michelle that Paul ends up falling in love with, so much so, he'll eventually write a song, of course.

 

It was nowhere near as bad as that Sgt. Pepper Bee Gees monstrosity, but nah, it wasn't great.

 

apple01apple01apple01 out of 5.  

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." ‚ÄĒ Dr. Seuss
 
 
24 January 2011
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I really love this movie. My first introduction to the Beatles really. Cinematography is amazing. The acting by two lead guys of Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Max (Joe Anderson) were very good. I enjoyed their songs the most especially I Want You, Strawberry Fields, and Happiness Is A Warm Gun. I wasn't to thrilled with Lucy's (Evan Rachel Woods) character or her songs. Sorta killed Blackbird and If I Fell for me for a long time. Some covers were great like I Am The Walrus and Let It Be (saddest scene) while It Won't Be Long and Don't Let Me Down weren't the greatest. I've Just Seen a Face is one of my fav scenes. I saw it the trailer and was thoroughly intrigued to watch the movie. The plot was all over the place but it was in essence a romance and it fulfilled the requirements. But wasn't the 1960s a time where nothing totally made sense and was all over the place with a bit of confusion mixed in? 

 

I can see why not everybody likes it. It isn't the greatest movie ever, but I love it enough to be called a favorite. Without this movie, there would be one less Beatle fan in the world.

 

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3 February 2011
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I protested this movie for so long. I finally gave into curiosity though and really found it quite surprising. I definitely agree with the most common dislikes about it; choppy plot, missed character development, Bono. I did enjoy the quick reference snips like "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" and "this is Rita" it seemed to me like it was more of giving a little back to big fans, they would get somethings not everyone would. I cringe when I hear covers but Let It Be was just absolutely amazing, with the imagery as well as the vocals, I can't say enough good things about this song. What is that about searching for easter eggs? or was that nothing?

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28 December 2011
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rubbersoul974 said:

The cover songs r pretty gud
The film is too, although it drags for me
Jude is my fav character, my niece thought he looked like Paul :)

He definitely looks like Paul! He even has the same crow's feet. And his mannerisms are very Paul alike as well (perhaps intentionally). I like looking at him.

 

Yeah, finished the movie yesterday, and I was pretty disappointed with it. I felt like it was a series of cover Beatles music videos made into a movie, which in an essence it is I suppose. Some of the covers were good, like Blackbird, though Pennylane didn't seem to like it... And others were just awful (like Mr Kite, and the music video that went along with it, I know they tried to make it seem "psychedelic", but it ended up just looking like they ran out of money).

 

I don't think the actors were necessarily bad, the script was just so shallow that it was impossible to make a stunning performance out of it. I cringed at the Hey Jude scene; not because the cover was horrific(it was ok), but because it was so corny and void of realism, well, the whole movie sure lacked it(not that musicals in general are too realistic, for that matter).

 

For the protagonist and a few good songs, I give it one and a half apples apple01apple02 ( and one extra for Stuart referencesheart)

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