“All you need is love.”
Response to Peary’s Review:
It’s enormously satisfying to see the Beatles immortalized as cartoon caricatures; I’m amazed by how just a few strategically drawn lines make each of them instantly recognizable. And while Peary laments the fact that the Beatles themselves didn’t provide the voices for their characters, I have to say this didn’t bother me much — there’s no mistaking John, Paul, Ringo, and George, and the group’s playful banter (exploited so successfully in A Hard Day’s Night and Help!) is still greatly in evidence.
It’s hard to pick favorite sequences, but I feel a special fondness for “Eleanor Rigby” (which uses b&w photo stills of the “lonely people” in Liverpool); “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” (possessing perhaps the most psychedelic imagery in the entire film); and “It’s All Too Much”, a final celebratory song before the Beatles themselves appear in person (be still my heart!) to close the film.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
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