In the early 1960's the Beatles were all over the radio, the television, the newspapers, everything. Then someone had the bright idea of getting them on a movie screen. And it was a great idea.The movie follows the four lads around as they are trying to get to a show. They go through some wacky mishaps, meet some interesting characters, and play some wonderful music.
Keep in mind, the guys were rock n rollers, not actors. But, strangely enough they aren't bad actors at all. Don't expect them to blow you away, but the comedic points in the film will make you laugh. They pulled it off well, especially for having never done it before.
The soundtrack was the best part, really. Classic Beatles tunes. Some are used just as music on the background, and some are performed in the film, as a part of the story. Regardless of their placement, the songs are really good, really fun.
For a movie cast with musicians, the film has surprisingly few low points. I wish I had more bad to say about it, so this could be a better rounded review. It's in black and white, but that's not a bad thing, unless you are Ted Turner.
Honestly, I must say that this is a great film for the little ones, for the fans of the band, and anyone interested in seeing how pop-culture has slowly taken over the media. (Spice World, anyone?). This film was a milestone in rock and roll, and in film, if only because of its pop-culture status. When this film hits the theatre as part of 'the Beatlenium Project' (a project by the remaining Beatles, to re-release and remix some older stuff) I suggest you see it.It'll be a nice break after working like a dog.