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The Music Is The Best Part - Period
on September 18, 2002
This was said to be producer Robert Stigwood's home movie and it sure seems like it. It virtually ruined nearly every musicians career that was in it. It's wildly bright, boisterous, flashy and tacky all at once. Besides the music, (of which, most are pretty good Beatles covers), there is no dialogue, save for the narration by George Burns (who even sings a song - don't ask).
The plot is simply a bunch of the Beatles sixties songs strung together for kind of a story - that's it. Simple and silly with a happy ending. Blah, blah, blah! The majority of the music is sung by the acts with great studio musicians. However, there are some real bad renditions which will either offend or cause one to roll their eyes.
Let me put it this way. The day production began, the Bee Gees reportedly begged to be taken out of the film. Sorry guys. A contract is a contract. They were one of the few survivors.