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Two of Us (2000)

In 1976, John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives and discuss whether The Beatles will ever reunite.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Paul McCartney
Jared Harris ... John Lennon
Ric Reid ... TV Interviewer
Martin Martinuzzi Martin Martinuzzi ... Limo Driver
Neil Foster ... Concierge
Joe Bostick ... Elevator Attendant
Jeremy Tracz Jeremy Tracz ... Political Activist
Ian Eugene Ryan ... Dreadlocked Man (as Ian Ryan)
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... First Officer
Robert Seeliger ... Second Officer
Louis Di Bianco ... Luigi
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ... Young Man
David Gardner David Gardner ... Older Man
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Older Woman
Heather Hodgson ... Woman with Dog
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Storyline

In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, Sean. Rumors are rampant that The Beatles are going to reunite to play a concert. Paul, the consummate entertainer, is intrigued by the possibilities. But John, still fighting his inner demons, is content keeping Beatlemania a thing of the past. But even though the two men are still at odds over the band, they rediscover that they still have bonds from the past that will never go away. Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En el apartamento de Lennon See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After John kisses Paul in the elevator, Paul asks John "Is my name Brian?" This is a reference to Brian Epstein, the gay manager who was rumored to have had a sexual relationship with John Lennon (although McCartney has rubbished this suggestion). See more »

Goofs

The lip-syncing is off while John and Paul are singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". See more »

Quotes

John Lennon: I gaurantee you, when he finally gets the nerve to come over here, it'll be, "My Connie adores you, and my Carla thinks you're fabulous."
Paul McCartney: My Heather likes you.
John Lennon: Her too, yeah.
Paul McCartney: No, I mean *my* Heather. She thinks you're all right. No accounting for taste, but she seems to have a bit of a crush on you.
John Lennon: What, Linda's girl?
Paul McCartney: Hey, she's my Heather too. I legally adopted her a long time ago.
John Lennon: How old is she now?
Paul McCartney: She's thirteen. Can you believe I've got a teenage daughter?
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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A very nice surprise, with solid writing...
4 February 2000 | by Zeus-14See all my reviews

I wouldn't have expected most musicians or Beatles fans to like this film, what with our expectations and a feeling like we own our image of them in some personal sense, but I'm glad that many here did, because I think it is an excellent character study, regardless of whether it happened or not. And I think that especially for the general public, who may not have known much about John and Paul, at least outside of the Beatles, it gave an interesting portrayal of them as the remarkable people they were (and are, in Paul's case), both in good and bad ways, and accurately expressed some of the dynamic that they had between them, both in terms of friendship and conflict. Not that any of it was specifically accurate or would have happened that way, necessarily, but I think the dynamic itself was accurate, at least in terms of the mythology and perception we've gleaned from what we know about them and how they felt about eachother.

The only things I didn't like were parts of the rooftop scene, which kind of made Paul into a pseudo-saviour for John, although in terms of trying to instill some dramatics into the show, that was probably a valid device (John clearly had more demons and things unresolved in his life than Paul), and the scene of them in the park, which just seemed pointless. However, as they were walking into the park, there was a great line, where some guy asks John for change to help 'save the seals', and John says "I don't think they'd listen". I don't know if Lennon ever said that, but you've gotta admit, that's a great Lennon-esque line, and indicative of the sharp writing in this film...

EE


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