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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  21 May 2000 (USA)
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Jenafor Ryane
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Gary Bakewell previously portrayed Paul MacCartney in the film Backbeat (1994). See more »

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During a phone conversation there are two voices saying roughly the same lines, obviously one is the script prompter feeding the lines to the person on the phone. See more »

Quotes

Linda McCartney: Mick Jagger said he'd never have his old lady on stage.
Paul McCartney: Yeah, well screw him!
Linda McCartney: I already have.
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Edited from The Rose (1979) See more »

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Please, please me
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The "Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute"
(Ron McNeil, Rolo Sandoval, Michael Amador and Ardy Sarraf)
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Not as bad as I expected, but sadly lacking.
10 October 2004 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

When this movie was first broadcast, I refused to watch it. I assumed it would be insulting to the memory of Linda. I assumed they would have a lot of long, personal conversations between the two leads, that no one could really know about, except the two of them, themselves. If it were written by Paul, then I could believe it, but as it was not, I did not want to get upset by a lot of baseless fabrications.

So, four years later, (last night), it appeared on the Lifetime channel, and as I was unable to sleep, I decided to watch it.

It was not as bad as I thought, but I was disappointed that it told nothing of all of Linda's accomplishments, on her own. I thought the lead actors did a good enough job, weighted down as they were, by the material.

The obligatory scene where Linda gets upset by the bad press after she appears with Wings seemed included just to prove that it was not HER idea to force herself on stage. I was at their first concert at the Cow Palace, in 1976, and even though I was one of those girls who mourned his marriage, I couldn't help being caught up by their obvious love for each other. The local press was merciless, and I began to really feel for her, then.

She was a great mother but they barely touched on that. Her photography was excellent, but again, it was not given much more attention than as a way to accomplish her apparent goal of sleeping with rock stars. So what if she was a groupie? It was a short period in her life, and certainly not the most interesting part of her life story. Her photo of Paul in "Rock and Other Four Letter Words", is one of a kind. I believe she said she took it as she told him she was pregnant. Hilarious! That would have been a good scene in the movie.

They should have shown how they raised their kids to be good, decent people.

There is a momentary look at a car taking them to school, but that scene is actually focused on John's death, and the McCartney kids are just decoration.

What happened to their quote, "We don't eat anything that has a face"?

When the movie ended, I was sad for her, because of what I already know about her, not because of anything in the movie.


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