April 23, 1994

Backbeat

A decent pre-history of the Beatles. Somehow it makes Stu Sutcliffe seem interesting. The casting was good all around: the actors playing John, Paul, and George were all spot on, and Ringo even makes a cameo! Ever since this movie, whenever I see Ian Hart in another movie, playing Professor Quirrell, for example, I think of him playing John Lennon. For some reason, 1994 was the year of movies with vomit- it seemed like I saw a whole series of films where characters spew chunks that year.
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