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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)

A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her ... See full summary »

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Christine Berardo (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Linda McCartney
Gary Bakewell ... Paul McCartney
David Lewis ... Danny Field
Nicole Oliver
Tim Piper Tim Piper ... John Lennon
Matthew Harrison ... Mick Jagger
Aaron Grain ... Jim Morrison
Jenafor Ryane Jenafor Ryane
Moya O'Connell Moya O'Connell ... Heather McCartney
Alexander Ruurs Alexander Ruurs ... James McCartney
Michelle Skalnik Michelle Skalnik
George Segal ... Lee Eastman
Chris Cound Chris Cound ... George Harrison
Michael McMurtry ... Ringo Starr
Jane Sowerby Jane Sowerby ... Chrissy Hynde
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A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her meeting and falling in love with Paul McCartney, their marriage and what follows.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'histoire de Linda McCartney See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the Beatles are arguing over who will manage them, John, George, and Ringo refer to the agent they want to hire as "Bruce Grossman". In real life, the agent's name was Allen Klein. See more »

Goofs

None of the "British" cars have U.K. Road Fund Licence discs ("Tax Discs") in the windscreen. 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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Connections

Edited from The Rose (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I want to hold your hand
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 very interesting
26 March 2008 | by rebschucksSee 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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