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That'll Be the Day Reviews

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August 9, 2007
How have I never heard of this!
½ August 1, 2007
A lovely, understated and very British teenager film which carries a few shared memories...
½ July 8, 2007
i liked this flick! who would've thought that Ringo Starr had the acting gene!
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½ July 7, 2007
Very similar to Quadrophenia (which I coincidentally saw right before this), but with a not quite so angry a tone. David Essex (of "Rock On" fame) plays Jimmy, a rather lost young man who has a dream of being a rock star in late 1950's Britain. He drops out of school to realize his dream, but finds out it's not nearly as simple as he anticipated. Ringo Starr -- yes, THAT Ringo -- has a nice role as Mike, Jimmy's carnival worker friend. He has a funny scene regarding a tattoo in a rather private place. Essex does a pretty good job in this film, although you don't find yourself really rooting for his success because he does a few things that make you want to punch him. The soundtrack is outstanding -- every great 50's hit you ever heard on those Time-Life CD commercials is here. Plus you get a taste of Keith Moon's drumwork. He plays the drummer -- yeah, I know, quite a stretch -- in a band called Stormy Tempest, who's lead singer is early Brit rocker Billy Fury. All in all, worth a nostalgic look. I'm told there's a sequel, called Stardust.
July 5, 2007
not really interested
June 6, 2007
Nice slice of nostalgia.David Essex is good as Jim MacLaine,& Ringo Starr excellent as his friend.I prefer the sequel "Stardust"-which details Essex's character's eventual sex,drugs & rock n' roll rise & fall,but it was'nt on here when I looked!
May 23, 2007
Havnet seen it, but RINGO RULES!!
½ March 23, 2007
david looking gorgeous as usual think he`s even better now.classic don`t forget ringo!
February 23, 2007
Great movie, shows late 50s Liverpool scene, as Ringo lived it.
January 14, 2007
love ringo starr - even when the movie isn't all that
December 12, 2006
I wonder what this is about, i think ill see it!
November 25, 2006
Solid British film, based on the early life of John Lennon, has a terrific cast with excellent performances from everyone, especially David Essex and Ringo Starr. Great score of 1950's hits, fast moving, well directed.
October 11, 2006
September 7, 2006
even tho i hate david essexs music both this and stardust the follow up i enjoyed actually what follow i.e stardust was better film 4 stars for that
½ June 21, 2006
One big ugh for man kind.
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