Two of Us (2000)

Two of Us (2000)





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Michael Hogg-Lindsay directs the made-for-TV movie Two of Us. Paul McCartney (Aidan Quinn) visited his long lost friend John Lennon (Jared Harris) in 1976. This VH1 drama is a fictionalized version of what may have occured between these two musical legends.
Drama , Television
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Aaronson/Falk Productions


Jared Harris
as John Lennon
Aidan Quinn
as Paul McCartney
Ric Reid
as TV Interviewer
Martin Martinuzzi
as Limo Driver
Neil Foster
as Concierge
Joe Bostick
as Elevator Attendant
Jeremy Tracz
as Political Activist
Ian Ryan
as Dreadlocked Man
Scott Wickware
as Officer Francis
Robert Seeliger
as Second Officer
Derek Aasland
as Young Man
David Gardner
as Older Man
Pixie Bigelow
as Older Woman
Heather Hodgson
as Woman with Dog
Andy Pandoff
as Night Time Concierge
Rose Sarkisyan
as Middle-Aged Woman
David Talbot
as Night Time Elevator Attendant
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This obscure gem is a must for Beatle fans, in its intimate and low key way it's as good as Backbeat and Nowhere Boy, two of the better ones out there. Directed by Michael Lindsay Hogg (director of the documentary Let it Be) it feels authentic, and Linday Hogg comes by his knowlege honestly. The story's about one of the last meetings of John Lennon and Paul Mccartney in 1976, when Paul knocked on John's door at the Dakota in New York when Yoko was away. Their complicated, love/hate relationship is portrayed wonderfully by the great Jared Harris (Lennon) and the unlikely casting of Aiden Quinn (Macca). Both actors have terrific chemistry and all of their conversations feel truthful and layered. Quinn is a little challenged by the Liverpudlian patois, but it doesn't matter. Nothing much happens, but it's a close to feeling like a fly on the wall as your going to get. You'll get the range of a long, complicated friendship which has been tested and torn asunder but is still deeply ingrained in the souls of both people. The climax of the film is when Lorne Michaels comes on Saturday Night Live offering the Beatles $5000 to appear on the show. The stoned John and Paul seriously consider the offer. According to Paul they were watching TV at the time and entertained the idea, hence the story idea for this film. It has some hokey and nerdy expository details for non-Beatle freaks, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this little gem. For my homies, Toronto stands in for Manhattan, so you should have fun identifying the actual locations. Warning: there is zero Beatle music in this film, so don't even think of seeing it for that reason. Exorbitant royalty fees took care of that. However, you can play the songs after you see the movie. Don't know if it's on Netflix or not, but trust me, its a must for Beatle-holics.

Josh Morris
Josh Morris

Super Reviewer

remember the beatles? well, they were a popular musical group from england that a lot of people liked years and years ago. people liked them so much ... well, after they broke up, and they did, everybody wanted them to get back together again. they never did. but ... what if they would've??? despite the huge obstacles to overcome here, charm finally succeeds in obtaining the suspension of disbelief necessary to make this. er, yellow submarine float.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is probably one of the better historical fiction movies with people portraying the former members of The Beatles that I've seen. Actually, it's the best. When I first turned on Two of Us, I had low expectations, especially when I heard it was a "made for TV" film, which from what I've seen, usually has mediocre acting and a poor script and plot. Two of Us is the lone exception I've found. The movie portrays a fictionalized version of McCartney's last visit to see John Lennon in 1976. Basically, it's another "What might've happened on that day" question based flick. Aiden Quinn plays Sir Paul McCartney and does a fair job at it, but Jared Harris, who played John Lennon, did a fantastic job. Even though its unknown what exactly happened during that visit, the film is believable enough that you might think that the events in Two of Us are highly plausible (I know I did.) The acting is outstanding, with the two actors fitting right into the two ex-Beatles shoes, giving a much more deep portrayal of the two men. Overall, it's a great movie that has equal funny moments as it does touching moments. All fans of The Beatles or John Lennon or Paul McCartney, you must see this flick. (Real rating: 99%)

Catherine Sumida
Catherine Sumida

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