That'll Be the Day (1973)

PG   |    |  Drama, Music

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Musical drama starring David Essex and Ringo Starr, loosely based on John Lennon's early years. Set in the 1950s, a gifted but wayward young man finally discovers a sense of purpose when he decides to turn his love of music into a career.


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29 March 2020 | dickyadams
| A time capsule
This so a film made in the 70s about the end of the 50s. Looking at it through modern eyes it could look dated, but it's not, it's A well made film that captures an atmosphere and a class at a specific time and place in history.

It has its flaws though, not least of which the lead character is simply awful, no real redeeming features and apart from the opening about his father leaving, it doesn't really show why he suddenly changed his attitude from talented good boy to total greaser drop out.

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