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  • Actors: Jay Underwood, Renee Faia, Jim Pirri, Laura Johnson, Christian Leffler
  • Directors: David Burton Morris
  • Writers: Ellen Weston, Sonny Bono
  • Producers: Daniel Schneider, Ellen Weston, Larry A. Thompson, Mary Bono
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: June 29 2004
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001Z35L0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,085 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Genre: Drama
Rating: NR
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: DVD

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Moore on July 3 2004
Format: DVD
i recorded this show off T.V. I did not think that it would come DVD. i am sure that i will ditch my VHS copy and get the DVD. i love sonny and cher. although i am not a flower child, born in 1972, their leggacy lives on through music. i remember that i recorded this show a few years ago, and i had for got to catalog it in my movie collection. about a few weeks ago i watched it all the way through. the person that playes cher is awsome. i dont think that she is as tall as the real cher but her actions very much was like cher. "sonny" was good as well. i know that i saw him on another show but i cannot remembver where. i WIll get this DVD ASAP. if you are a fan of Sonny and Cher, and like bios as much as i do then get it. now they need to release "The Karen Carpenter Story" next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandon L. Harlow on May 28 2004
Format: DVD
The actress who portrays Cher is uncanny! All of Cher's mannerisms, vocal inflections and snarky attitude were marvelously captured. The actor who portrays Sonny did not fare as well, though. Perhaps it is the obviously fake nose, but even the voice seems more cartoonish than the real Sonny. The film follows their lives from when they first meet to superstardom to divorce to reconciliation on the Letterman show. Better than your average TV movie.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
It's a fun trip down memory lane for Sonny & Cher fans. Sept. 3 2004
By ardar88 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This TV movie about the career of Sonny & Cher was based on Sonny Bono's autobiography. As a fan I found it enjoyable and well cast, but it's obviously Sonny's side of their story. It would be interesting to hear how Cher remembers it.

Still, the two lead actors do a credible job and their resemblance to their subjects is excellent. The story has to condense over thirty-five years of the duo's ups and downs into less than two hours, so a lot of events are telescoped and by necessity the film is very superficial.

Don't expect depth, but it's lot of fun to watch and to hear their hit songs. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a Sonny & Cher fan.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good biopic! May 28 2004
By Brandon L. Harlow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The actress who portrays Cher is uncanny! All of Cher's mannerisms, vocal inflections and snarky attitude were marvelously captured. The actor who portrays Sonny did not fare as well, though. Perhaps it is the obviously fake nose, but even the voice seems more cartoonish than the real Sonny. The film follows their lives from when they first meet to superstardom to divorce to reconciliation on the Letterman show. Better than your average TV movie.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Obviously one sided view to the dynamic duo of the 60's/70's Sept. 4 2005
By M. Schutt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The actors look and sound very much like the REAL Sonny and Cher (especially the 60's version--although the actor portraying Sonny is probably a little better looking than the real Sonny Bono was). I was disturbed with the obvious prosthetic nose that the actor portraying Sonny was wearing though. Cher comes off as a total witch. Although at least one of Sonny's indiscretions was portrayed, Cher is the one who appears to drive him in this direction. Cher is incapable of happiness in this movie. She's somber, dark and unhappy throughout their relationship. I have trouble believing this when Cher herself has stated that their live's together were actually full of a lot of fun and laughs, despite some financial problems and 4 miscarriages. The early story of their initial meeting and Sonny's determination to make Cher a star is interesting, but overall this movie is very skewed to one point of view (which was a tad hurtful). I hope they come out with Cher's "Sonny and Me" show which was broadcast on television shortly after his death. I think this is a more accurate description of their relationship and Cher's obvious love and respect for the man comes through.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining Performances May 21 2011
By Cathy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
As television movies go, this one is fairly entertaining. Based on Sonny's 1991 memoir "The Beat Goes On" it tells the story of Sonny and Cher from their initial meeting through their 1975 divorce and their subsequent reunion on the Letterman show in 1987. The actress who plays Cher in this is uncanny. She has Cher's voice and all of her mannerisms down.

I definitely think this movie is worth watching if you are a Sonny & Cher fan. Be warned though, for the most part Cher is portrayed as an ungrateful witch, who basically uses Sonny to get her career going and then coldly dumps him as she is exasperated with his failings and never satisfied with their level of stardom. I read Sonny's book on which this movie is based, and I have to say that even in the book Sonny did not portray Cher as badly as she comes across in the movie. I'm sure some of the negative portrayal is true to a degree, but there's no way I believe that Cher was as horrible as she seems here. If she was, these two could not have stayed together for as long as they did, nor would their natural chemistry and affection for each other have come across as strongly as it always did on television.

I believe that Sonny and Cher did truly love each other, and unfortunately the movie shows a minimal amount of that affection. It almost feels like you are getting bombarded with the worst aspects of their relationship, which seems like only half of the story. In fact, it is hard to believe (from this portrayal) why Sonny would even LIKE Cher, much less love her. Yes, they had problems, yes, Sonny was a workaholic, yes, they both cheated on each other, and yes, ultimately, the fame ruined their ability to stay together as husband and wife -- BUT there were good times too, as both of them have attested to over the years. In my opinion, there should be more balance in the movie - there just aren't enough "good" moments between them which there HAD to have been in real life. One example is a moment that Sonny describes in the book but which is left out of the movie altogether -- their infamous "bathroom" wedding in 1964 where the two "married" themselves in their bathroom, exchanging silver bands with their names engraved - rings which they wore for years afterward. Instead of showing this sweet, romantic event, Cher just throws out a line prior to their 1969 Vegas Wedding stating that "everyone already thinks we've been married for years." None of the four miscarriages that Cher claims she had prior to Chastity's birth are ever mentioned at all.

Despite it's problems, I do think the movie is worth watching, and the music (sung by really good vocal impersonators) will put a smile on your face and bring back great memories.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant, well done. May 14 2009
By Erick Rasmussen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie is amazing. I've watched it hundreds of times, and I am still in love with it. It's a comfort movie, a movie that is relaxing, and not too emotionally draining. Sonny and Cher's story is very very interesting, and this movie does a fine job telling it. The acting is wonderful - and little miss Cher has the part down pat. The only complaint I have is that the actors in the movie don't do their own singing - instead we hear the real Sonny's voice coming out of the actor playing Sonny, and the same with Cher. That is a little klunky at times, but if you can ignore that, you will not be disappointed in this.

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