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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)

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Gary Bakewell ...
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Danny Field
Tim Piper ...
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Jenafor Ryane
Moya O'Connell ...
Heather McCartney
Alexander Ruurs ...
James McCartney
Michelle Skalnik
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Lee Eastman
Chris Cound ...
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21 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'histoire de Linda McCartney  »

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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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Features The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966) See more »

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Kansas city
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by "The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute"
(Ron McNeil, Rolo Sandoval, Michael Amador and Ardy Sarraf)
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Not very interesting
26 March 2008 | by (Carbondale, IL) – See all my reviews

Well, Gary Bakewell looks a lot like Paul McCartney.

Other than that...

This movie lacks substance. The film is set up as a series of flashbacks while Linda is coping with breast cancer in the 1990s, so the ultimate doom of Linda kind of puts a downer on the whole movie. But the biggest problem is that it rushes up to the parts where Paul is courting Linda, then loses it's steam pretty quickly once Paul and Linda get married and the Beatles break up. The years spent as a photographer, with Wings, as an animal rights activist, even her time spent as a mother are barely skimmed over, so we the audience, are left feeling kind of gypped of at least 25 years worth of valuable information. Granted, a happy and stable marriage does not make much juicy filler for a movie, but we really don't get much of a feel for who this woman was, but rather who she was for Paul McCartney.

That said, I thought the actors did a decent job, considering the lack of material; there was a nice chemistry between Bakewell and Elizabeth Mitchell. And if you did know anything about the real Linda McCartney, watching her portrayed in her final days was touching. A nice film to have on in the background while you're busy doing other things. But as a film in it's own right, it's just not strong enough material to hold much interest.


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