A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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John Ridley

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John Ridley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
André 3000 ... Jimi Hendrix (as André Benjamin)
Hayley Atwell ... Kathy
Imogen Poots ... Linda
Ruth Negga ... Ida
Andrew Buckley ... Bryan 'Chas' Chandler
Adrian Lester ... Michael X
Oliver Bennett Oliver Bennett ... Noel Redding
Tom Dunlea Tom Dunlea ... John 'Mitch' Mitchell
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Lithofayne 'Faye' Pridgeon
Jade Yourell ... Roberta Goldstein / Telephone Operator
Lauterio Zamparelli ... Mark Hoffman
Danny McColgan Danny McColgan ... Eric Clapton
Robbie Jarvis Robbie Jarvis ... Andrew Loog Oldham (as Robbie Jarvis-Dean)
Burn Gorman ... Michael Jeffery
Ashley Charles ... Keith Richards
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

André 3000 was nearly 40 when he played Jimi Hendrix, who died at age 27. See more »

Goofs

A close-up of the white Fender Stratocaster guitar shows new-style block bridge pieces, which did not exist in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Linda Keith: Then you can tell your friends you've done the closest thing to sucking a Rolling Stone's cock. And that's what you really want, isn't it?
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Referenced in Film 2018: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart is Bleedin'
a/k/a "My Bleedin' Heart"
Performed by Waddy Wachtel
Vocal by André 3000 (as André Benjamin)
Written by Elmore James and Marshall Sehorn
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC and Rhinelander Music, Inc.
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Feels like out-takes from a better movie
20 October 2014 | by bosozokuSee all my reviews

My biggest issue with Jimi: All Is Beside Me is that it's full of scenes that simply don't work and would have been cut from a better movie. In fact, the movie's structure and style completely fail to pull the audience into the story. It's off-putting overall.

Imagine walking into a room with someone holding an interesting phone conversation. You've missed the first part of the conversation, you're only hearing one side of the rest of it, and you want to hear more. You kind of get the idea, but nobody will tell you anything more. You feel excluded.

That's how I felt in the theater. Not enough backstory, incomplete and uninformative situations and dialog, no emotional core, no heart. Just an assemblage of vignettes that don't add to the story and give us no insight of any depth into Jimi's psyche and inner life. I felt excluded, and judging by the whispered comments of other people in the theater, I wasn't the only one.

To make things worse, there isn't even one single great scene. Every good movie needs at least one great scene. The James Brown biopic, Get on Up, had several great scenes (especially the electrifying musical performances.) I kept hoping for a big moment, but it never happened.

There are plenty of other issues with editing, cinematography, and writing. For example: freeze-framing to introduce characters and locations, film-schoolish camera work, occasional terribly written dialog including something to the effect of "I'm the manager of the Rolling Stones ... you're the girlfriend of Keith Richards" even after the freeze-frames with character names.

And not enough, you know, MUSIC. There was plenty of beautiful guitar on the soundtrack, but I wanted more rehearsal and concert scenes. Hendrix was one of the greatest guitarists out planet has ever produced. The film didn't show enough of his creative process or virtuosity.

Now for the good parts: very good performances by all the actors, and art direction that totally nails the '60s look and feel. Unfortunately the acting and art department weren't enough to save it for me (not even with my huge crush on Hayley Atwell.)


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimi: All Is by My Side See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,008, 28 September 2014

Gross USA:

$340,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,840
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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