I’m torn by this film. It is a cleverly created propaganda piece for celebrity worship – albeit if written by Lennon and McCartney themselves, which feeds on the screaming girls which will internally echo throughout your head for up to a week after watching A Hard Day’s Night.
But perhaps more fairly, it is a fantastically orchestrated film by Richard Lester which is still incredibly special despite its age. On top of the innovative documentary style, there is a genuinely uplifting story delivered by the Beatles – and only the Beatles characters. The dialogue written with many humorous quips is charming but left me feeling as though A Hard Day’s Night is overrated amongst the critics.
A film you should watch even if you don’t like The Beatles or the 1960s just isn’t your era. But not likely to be the best film you watch this year.