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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

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Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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Dean Parisot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Ted
Alex Winter ... Bill
Kristen Schaal ... Kelly
Samara Weaving ... Thea
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Billie
William Sadler ... Death
Anthony Carrigan ... Dennis Caleb McCoy
Erinn Hayes ... Elizabeth
Jayma Mays ... Joanna
Hal Landon Jr. ... Chief Logan
Beck Bennett ... Deacon
Kid Cudi ... Kid Cudi
Amy Stoch ... Missy
Holland Taylor ... The Great Leader
Jillian Bell ... Dr. Taylor Wood

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Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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The Future Awaits


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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second Bill & Ted film to be produced in 2.35:1 aspect ratio, after Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). See more »

Goofs

Babe Ruth is shown batting right-handed during the famous "called shot". Ruth actually batted left-handed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thea: Ready, B?
Billie: Ready, T.
Thea: Okay.
Billie: This is the story of our most excellent dads.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene, after the credits, where old Bill and Ted have a final jam in the retirement home. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Constantine (2019) See more »

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Rufus Lives
Written, Performed & Produced by Mastodon
Courtesy of Warner / Reprise Records
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Not a patch on the first two, but fun for fans
28 August 2020 | by BrickNashSee all my reviews

It's "ok".

That's all you really need to know. It's ok, and it does its job. This film was never going to top the first two, becasue they are a product of their time, and you can never re-create that, but Bill & Ted Face The Music is a decent enough send off for the characters.

It is a bit sad though that it is just "ok". The film does have a certain cheapness to its look and feel, and Keanu was sounding a bit tired if I'm honest. It retreads some ground, but not as much as you would think, and there are genuine laughs in here for sure. Dean Parisot's directing is solid, but a bit lacklustre in places, and I think they should have got Peter Hewitt back from Bogus Journey. It's not awful by any means, but I think it lacks a bit of magic (which was probably the 80s/90s).

A special mention must go to Alex Winter who does a great job here. He IS Bill S. Preston, and he has his old mannerisms down to a tee which was very familiar and very comforting.

In a way, the film made me a bit sad. Bogus Journey tied up the story quite well, but there was always a bit of the door open to do more if they wanted, and now that it's done it was a kind of uneventful. 1994-ish would have been a perfect time to do a third film, because as upsetting as it is, Bill and Ted with all their "Wows" and "Dudes", are The past.

However, they are MY past, and from MY generation, so I was very happy to see them once last time, and despite all the nitpciks, I had fun with the film.

All that's left to say is the best message in any film ever:

Be excellent to each other...

... and party on!!!


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Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,125,007, 30 August 2020

Gross USA:

$3,439,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,089,083
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2.39 : 1
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