Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney (2008)

 |  Documentary  |  18 May 2008 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Ruth Anson ...
Bob Billman ...
The Cameraman
Shay Burbridge ...
Production Assistan #1
Cliff Cordova ...
The Editor
Marc Cushman ...
The Director
Joseph Dammann ...
The Favorite Cousin
Alice Dorsey ...
Sinatra Fan
Himself (archive footage)
Production Assistan #3
Philip Franchini ...
(singing voice)
Joe A. Giamalva ...
The Make-Up Specialist (as Joe Giamalva)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Ryan M. James ...
The 2nd Unit Director (as Ryan James)


In 1965, Ruth Anson was a teenage reporter for ABC TV news, covering the 'teen-beat.' One of her first interviews was with the Beatles, where she asked a young Paul McCartney if he had any plans for marriage. His response, "Only if you'll marry me." Forty years later, Ruth wonders, "What if I had said 'yes'?," and goes in search of Paul, looking for closure. Written by Marc Cushman

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A journey into the past ... to find a future.







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Charmingly Nostalgic
19 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved it! This is a charming, nostalgic story, blended with a surprisingly brutal look behind the scenes of the contemporary "reality show" genre (that seems to be destroying television these days.) Bitingly satirical, I guess I'll never know how much of it is real and how much was fake. Even lead Ruth Anson, who the movie is all about, seems to be swept up in the momentum of the project. You get the feeling the only one who really knows is Director Marc Cushman,who plays his alter-ego, Director Marc Cushman, to maniacal perfection. Or is he playing a character? Ruth Anson's sweetness and charm carry the movie, and most of the cast seem to get genuinely angry, which is fun to watch. Beatles fans will enjoy the dead-on Beatlesque songs by Alan Bernhoft. Unexpectedly touching and uplifting on many levels. Quite a bit of originality and skill in the conception and production.

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