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1 September 2010 (USA) See more »
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In this mockumentary spoof of "Paul Is Dead" theories, the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A film that invites you to laugh at it See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul McCartney ... Himself

George Harrison ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

William Campbell ... Himself

Directed by
Joel Gilbert 
 
Produced by
Joel Gilbert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wayne Peet 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Belanger 
Joel Gilbert 
 
Sound Department
Wayne Peet .... sound effects editor
Wayne Peet .... sound mixer
 
Animation Department
Andrew Peers .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Danielle Arnold .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ken Lasaine .... musician: guitar
Ellington Peet .... musician (drums)
Wayne Peet .... composer: additional music
 

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USA:95 min
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Trivia:
Possibly for legal reasons, the title on the DVD case is "Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison?" while the on-screen titles lack the question mark.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The narrator states that Paul's parents attended his funeral. In reality, Paul's mother, Mary, died from breast cancer while Paul was a teenager.See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A film that invites you to laugh at it, 3 May 2011
Author: Dean George from United Kingdom

Firstly, parts of this film contain quite offensive suggestions about The Beatles. However, these can be defended as part of the overall tone of the film and it invites you not take them seriously.

This is clearly meant to be a joke, and it is a very funny one if you are watching the film correctly. The film showcases genuine conspiracy "evidence" at its core, but alters the story about The Beatles to make this evidence fit. What you are left with is how the Faul conspiracy theorists must then see the last four years of the band, and it is a laughable view.

I found myself laughing out loud at the jumps in logic, especially the vicious attacks aimed at Paul after '66 (and poor Ringo as usual) - especially his use of drugs as if he was the only one who ever did any. I won't give any specifics but you will be shocked at the blatant disregard for facts, and that is exactly what the film is trying to get you to do.

I can't award it any higher than 8 because it's not technically that well made. I don't think the tape idea was very good because rather than use excerpts with narration they have George basically narrating the whole thing as if he could see the film in his head when he recorded it. Saying that, it does add to the ridiculous nature of the film because the accent is AMAZINGLY BAD. I found myself laughing at the way the narrator said certain words and it must have been done badly on purpose. One of my personal highlights is the way he says Frank Sinatra. It also jumps from vague Liverpudlian, to cockney all the way to South African.

In summary: You shouldn't watch this if you believe any of the conspiracy nonsense, you should watch it if you find yourself seeking out conspiracy theories in order to make yourself laugh. That's the audience for this thing and in my view it does it well.

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