So, I bet my entire McCartney collection that this isn't the first thread about Give My Regards to Broadstreet. That being said, how does everyone rate it?
Back in 2002, my dad and I hunted EVERYWHERE for it. Every car boot, second hand shop etc. It was like eBay had never happened (we hadn't got into Amazon etc then). Even The Beatles Shop in Liverpool didn't have it - the guy behind the counter had never even heard of Broadstreet!
Eventually, my dad surprised me with it one day. He had found an ad in the back of Record Collector about Music DVDs and we managed to get it bran new!
Anyway, back to topic, is it really that bad?
Personally, I think it's good. Not VERY good, or great, by any means, but it's the only way you can really "meet" the Paul that was around in the early eighties and as I'm 18, I didn't see him then.
The script is a bit patchy at times - the Eleanor Rigby segment could have been dropped as it slows the pace - but there are some good moments, all the same. Probably most famous among fans is the rehearsal in the barn near London Bridge. But I will say something for it, the actual attention to detail in the film is second to none. Harry vaccuming in the beginning when Bryan Brown is on the phone, before we even find out who Harry is, for instance!
Paul also looks really young in it. In all honesty, I would place him as 25-27, as opposed to 42. And the leather jacket/hawian shirt is cool!
So I think it's a film which is good in places.
Whay d'yall think?