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Good idea, less than brilliant execution,
This review is from: The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash [DVD] (DVD)
Innes and Idle's spoof was a very good idea, and many of the songs are amusingly awful in their Beatlesishness. It's supposed to have a disjointed film clip documentary feel about it, which I thought they did well, but the quality of the writing is patchy. The jokey and satirical commentary on their career was very funny, and there should have been more of this, but it's quite clear they ran out of top quality material. So they should have simply cut it short. Instead they carried on with much poorer material with the laborious interview scenes which are a bit of a bore, to say the least. I don't know how much of this unfunny stuff they had to cut out, but it should have been more than they did.