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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  26 July 2000 (USA)
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"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he ... See full summary »

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"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, in an impossible task to prove himself to the world and to himself. A chance audition for a musical leads him to join forces with composer Jim Steinman, and together the two make music history with the operatic rock album "Bat Out of Hell." But the demons that drive Meat Loaf aren't assuaged by success, and eventually he must come to terms with them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Accurate story of his life, lots of great music
27 July 2000 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable film for Meat Loaf fans. Song clips, in some cases entire songs are included from both Bat Out of Hell I & II as well as a film clip from Rocky Horror.

I was really surprised how accurate this movie is. Most biographical movies are time-warped (people and places out of place & time) but this one sticks to the truth in almost all cases.

If you enjoy Meat Loaf music, I recommend this movie. It will give you some interesting insights into some of the songs Jim Steinman wrote for him. If you want to know more about the man, I don't think you will find a more accurate portrayal anywhere. I also recommend you see the VH1 "Behind the Music" biography on Meat Loaf -- it lets his wife, children, Jim Steinman and others get their side in too.


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