It’s 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world. John, Paul, George, and Ringo play cheeky comic versions of themselves in a film that captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.
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Revitalizing the rock n' roll musical, this landmark film captures not only the beginning of Beatlemania but also the battle between innocent fun and the restraining life of fame. While it does share the plotless nature of Yellow Submarine (and lacks the visual wonder of it during the songs), this film is a joyous experience with a plethora of cinematic techniques that dazzle.
They actually did get their hair cut like every other day, so it would look like that. Squares used to ask them why don't they cut their hair but actually they cut it all the time so they would look perfect.
It was cute for about 30 minutes than I wanted to tear the head off of John Lennon. Lennon and his pseudo bad boy image was annoying. The best thing about this was the music and Brambell playing McCartney's grandfather.
The Beatle's first feature film is more than just an extended music video - in fact, the musical numbers are the least interesting part of the film. A rollicking, free-form absurdist comedy full of hilarious dry British humor. Director RIchard Lester keeps the comedic energy moving with breezy camerawork and great black and white cinematography. A wholly original classic.