Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
- Puts music back in musical.
- When it comes to the 70's, normal attire could have been considered a costume.
- Poofy hair as far as the eye can see.
- So much cheese you could serve it on a burger.
- Power of music, greed, money, drugs - you know, serious thinking stuff for people that want that kinda thought in their musical fun fest.
- Narrator/Mayor reminds me of the grandfather from Princess Bride.
- So many band guest-stars your aged head will roll (cause young'uns probably won't recognize half of them sadly).
- It's cheesy, and there's practically zero normally spoken parts, but I'm sure somewhere out there are claims of "bad acting."
- Things two hours long - although yes I enjoyed it, by the end I was feeling that runtime.
- No Hey Jude. I always liked that song.
I'm not sure what I expected from a movie that got it's main inspiration from the song it's named after, but it certainly wasn't this. Not that that's bad. If your a fan of the beatles or any of the classy bands rattles off in the intro, it's most likely worth a watch if you can stomach a two hour long musical (I openly admit that might be too much musical for some of us). Be forewarned that it's not the Phantom of the Opera style of musical, where dialogue and acting are interspersed between songs, but more the song to song to song kind of musical. Definitely upbeat, especially after the movie decides to get to the point about halfway in (after a lengthy segment about "the boys go and get famous") when the pace amps up and things get really wacky.