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John Lennon: Love Is All You Need (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | Video 19 July 2010
This incredible documentary features in-depth contributions from wives Yoko Ono and Cynthia Lennon, son Julian Lennon and many previously unseen interviews with John himself. Through rare ... See full summary »


Alan Byron, Ashley Hall




Credited cast:
Bruce Channel Bruce Channel ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommy Charles Tommy Charles ... Himself (archive footage)
David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini ... Himself
George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Isley Ronald Isley ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Leary ... Himself (archive footage)
Cynthia Lennon Cynthia Lennon ... Herself (archive footage)
John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
Julian Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
George Martin ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sir George Martin)
Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)
Delbert McClinton Delbert McClinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Herself (archive footage)


This incredible documentary features in-depth contributions from wives Yoko Ono and Cynthia Lennon, son Julian Lennon and many previously unseen interviews with John himself. Through rare footage, we learn of his rise to fame with The Beatles, his divorce from Cynthia, his first meeting with Yoko, split-up of the band, and his decision to become a solo artist and advocate for world peace. Lennon: Love is All You Need captures one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century with some truly unique interviews and unseen footage from those closest to him. Written by Odeon

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19 July 2010 (UK) See more »

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A2B Media See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Good but Far From Perfect
19 April 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

John Lennon: Love Is All You Need (2010)

*** (out of 4)

If you're looking for a masterpiece of a documentary or a film that's going to feature all around great interviews and information then this here certainly won't be for you. However, if you've seen countless documentaries on The Beatles and Lennon and you just want more then you'll probably want to check this thing out. While you're not going to see anything you haven't seen before or learn anything you don't know, this documentary is at least entertaining and gives one a pretty good overview of the life of Lennon. We hear about his early rebel days, him getting into music from his mother, the early bands and of course the creation of The Beatles. From here we learn about some of their biggest moments and a large portion of the film takes a look at the backlash after Lennon commented on Jesus. We also get to follow him through the break-up years and finally his death. Overall LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is a pretty good film that manages to keep you entertained. If you've never seen a documentary on Lennon then this here really wouldn't be that bad of a place to start because it has some very good archival footage and it at least gives one a great idea of who the man was. The biggest problem here is that there's not any music, which of course is a big negative. Another problem is that we really don't get too many interviews with those close to him in later years, although there are some nice interviews with people who knew him early on including his first wife.

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