The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
A mockumentary of a Beatles-like singing group called the Rutles, The Rutles is a collaboration between Monty Python alumnus Eric Idle and Saturday Night Live filmmaker Gary Weis. The members of the "pre-Fab Four" are Nasty, Barry, Stig, and Dirk. There really isn't any plot, just a series of vignettes, unctuously narrated by Idle, which mercilessly skewer the Beatles mythology. Under the guidance of agent Leggy Mountbatten (before he tragically takes a teaching post in Australia), the Rutles rise to the top with such hit songs as "Please Please Let Me Hold Your Hand"… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Many sequences are modeled closely on news footage of key events in The Beatles' much-documented career, and the overall effect is so close to reality that it's downright eerie."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Dead-on Beatles parody made with love and great pastiche songs by Bonzo Dog Band front man Neil Innes."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"If you've never heard of the Rutles, you'll be astounded to discover all they gave to the world of entertainment... and the realm of snarky, witty comedy."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Dated and only intermittently amusing."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"One to help you reminisce over a hot cup of cocoa."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Wet yourself laughing!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A modestly amusing Pythonesque riff on the Beatles phenomenon."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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