Monday, 28 January 2013
The Rutles: All You Need is Cash / Can't Buy Me Lunch
Starring: Neil Innes, Eric Idle, Ricky Fatar, etc.
Eric Idle... a man after my own milk. But The Rutles would be nothing without Neil Innes. It's the music that makes this ridiculous film or two credible, after all. In fact, Bazza N would go so far to say that once you've heard how closely The Beatles can be mimicked, you start to prefer The Rutles.
The first Rutles film is a work of staggering beauty - it's stupid, clever, and fun. Cameos from Bill Murray and John Belushi, among others, keep the viewer hooked.
The second film is a simple rehash of the first, but with interviews of celebrities "inspired" by The Rutles - which vary massively in quality - interspersed with footage from the first film.
Once you've heard Cheese and Onions, you can never go back.
Rating: Top Work / Good