Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO

2012

Action / Documentary / Music

6
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 269

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Eric Idle as Himself
Ringo Starr as Himself
Paul McCartney as Himself
John Lennon as Himself
720p.BLU
691.62 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 0 min
P/S 2 / 5

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Reviewed by bcrox5 6 / 10

Just too much. Something was off.

The superlatives never stop. The stories are all just a little to perfect be believable. Several of the interviewees appeared to be reciting from a script. For several, it didn't feel like it came from the heart.

There is absolutely no insight into his life outside of playing an instrument and singing (he seems to live like some kind of immortal musical hermit in his mansion above the city).

I couldn't shake the feeling that this was just one gigantic narcissism project by the subject himself. Which by the way culminates in a digitally created jam session with the subject playing all the parts (not very subtle).

All that aside, the music is excellent and was a joy to hear. I would have preferred fewer awkward interviews and simply more of the tunes. If you are a music geek; you will certainly envy his home and lifestyle.

Reviewed by panta-4 6 / 10

Missed Opportunity

This documentary written and directed by Martyn Atkins was about Jeff Lynne, and it was all about praising him. It is not that the man doesn't deserve praises, but that was all the are was. It was nice at the beginning but very soon an hour and twenty minutes become too long. It was very informative but there was nothing artistic in it from a film-making point... dry and uneventful, with good music which somehow finished there on its own, disconnected from anything happening on the screen.

I gave it a positive score for only one reason, Jeff Lynne! There was almost nothing about ELO (if we exclude the title), and nothing about REAL Jeff Lynne. Missed opportunity to make it big!

Reviewed by Christopher Weil 10 / 10

Fantastic and Well done.

The documentary is obviously of Jeff Lynne. It features stories from people he's previously worked with, and is an all around enjoyable film. Whether you're familiar with Jeff's music or not, the documentary is fun to watch. Jeff Lynne seems to have always gone under the radar in terms of the musical industry, because he really isn't trying to achieve fame or fortune. What he's doing is really what makes him happy. It's a shame there aren't more videos like this, and from what I hear, it is coming to DVD, and hopefully Blu-ray in very early 2013. Jeff Lynne really should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and this documentary just proves it. With all of the accomplishments Jeff Lynne has made, it's a wonder he isn't in there already.

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