Two of Us [DVD] 
- SKU: 5160835
- Release Date: 01/21/2003
Ratings & Reviews
- Fullscreen format
- Dolby Digital English Stereo
- Closed Captioned
Everyone who grew up watching the original Saturday Night Live remembers the fateful night in 1976 when Lorne Michaels, with mock gravity, announced that NBC would pay the munificent sum of 3,000 dollars if the Beatles would agree to come on the show and perform three Beatles songs. But everyone may not know that ex-Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney happened to be in New York, watching that particular episode of SNL -- and for a few moments, they were tempted to play along with the gag and accept the offer. How did this come about? Well, it seems that McCartney, riding high with his hit single "Silly Love Songs," was in Manhattan to promote an upcoming concert. For old time's sake, and (probably) to heal a few long-standing wounds, McCartney called upon Lennon at the latter's apartment in the Dakota. First telecast February 1, 2000, Two of Us dramatizes this bittersweet reunion, of which "L'Affair SNL" was but one of many extra added ingredients. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who'd also helmed the Beatles' swan song movie, Let It Be, Two of Us was seen over the VH1 cable network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Aidan Quinn - Paul McCartney
- Jared Harris - John Lennon
- Ric Reid - TV Interviewer
- Martin Martinuzzi - Limo Driver
- Neil Foster - Concierge
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A must see for Beatle fans!October 5, 2011
Aidan Quinn and Jared Harris do a great job in their portrayal of post-Beatles Paul and John, respectively. It seems fairly believeable, though it is based on "legend". The particular period of time "documented" in this movie was a fascinating time for John and Paul, as well as music and culture in general. Paul was having a great deal of success on the pop music front (with his Wings project); while John was on hiatus from an extrememly important and successful solo career of his own. Both rode their brilliant run with the Beatles into furthur greatness, expanding upon their tremendous contributions while a part of (arguably) the greatest recording artist of all-time. Excellent casting and fantastic direction (by the same director of "Let It Be" Michael Lindsay-Hogg) make this an absolute must see for Beatles fans. (I would easily recommend this movie to a friend, if he or she is happens to be a Beatles fan).
I would recommend this to a friend
Must watch for Beatles, even drama fansMay 19, 2017
Being as this was a VH1 tv movie there is little chance that this will be remembered but this is a fascinating little character study. A chamber drama if you will between two childhood friends who frankly way overachieved in their ambitions to be famous. How that fame pushed them apart and the awkwardness and ego that seems to eternally prevent them from being honest with eachother and repairing their friendship when finally left alone. Though the events of April 24 1976 are pretty well documented, a Beatles nut like me knows this is not a very accurate depiction of that days events. However I do believe it is 100 percent emotionally accurate. It really is a pretty reasonably fleshed out dialogue that COULD and definitely SHOULD have happened between these two guys based on all the interviews and research and opinions they shared about one another. The performances are a little SNL-ish but mostly organic and real. Stunning little movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
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