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Two of Us (2000)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives, and if "The Beatles" will ever reunite. The movie takes place in 1976.

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Ric Reid ...
TV Interviewer
Martin Martinuzzi ...
Limo Driver
Neil Foster ...
Concierge
Joe Bostick ...
Elevator Attendant
Jeremy Tracz ...
Political Activist
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Dreadlocked Man (as Ian Ryan)
Scott Wickware ...
Officer Francis
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Second Officer
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Luigi
Derek Aasland ...
Young Man
David Gardner ...
Older Man
Pixie Bigelow ...
Older Woman
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Woman with Dog
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In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, Sean. Rumors are rampant that The Beatles are going to reunite to play a concert. Paul, the consummate entertainer, is intrigued by the possibilities. But John, still fighting his inner demons, is content keeping Beatlemania a thing of the past. But even though the two men are still at odds over the band, they rediscover that they still have bonds from the past that will never go away. Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When John Lennon offers Paul McCartney the chocolate, he says "Take this, brother. May it serve you well." This is a direct quote of a line Lennon spoke in the background to the song "Revolution 9" and in the scene, it is meant to be a joke between the two. See more »

Goofs

The lip-syncing is off while John and Paul are singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". See more »

Quotes

John Lennon: There is little difference between the one who bows and the one who is bowed to.
Paul McCartney: Ooh, very "I am the Walrus."
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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It's exactly as I imagined it!!!
7 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Let's cut to the chase: If you're a baby-boomer, you inevitably spent some time wondering at the fact that, in 1976, McCartney had the gumption to drop in on John's city hermit life and spend the day with him. You also certainly wondered how things went. I heard the exact same reports that the writer of this film heard, from John's and Paul's perspective, and I admit that I reconstructed the meeting in pretty much the same way this film does. But none of my imaginings could have bought tears to my eyes the way this incredible piece of work and acting does. I found it amazingly lifelike, perfectly plausible and 100 % saccharin-free. Now, can anyone explain why I didn't hear of this masterpiece before it was shown by the CBC last night? I mean it's already three years old, for goodness sake! And yes, if you're a Beatles fan, this is a must-see performance! Even the subtle paraphrasing of Beatles' melodies in the background is inspired.


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