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August, 1965. Ruth Anson, a teenage-reporter for ABC-TV news, is covering the 'teen-beat.' One of her first interviews: the Beatles, where she asks a young Paul McCartney if he has any plans for marriage. His response, "Only if you'll marry me." Forty years later, Ruth, in search of "closure," obsessively attempts to reconnect with McCartney. "Help" is provided by an opportunist film director who sees Ruth's personal quest as a golden opportunity to reach his professional heights. He assigns a camera-crew to follow Ruth as she, in turn, follows McCartney. But it's not long before the director realizes this 'serious documentary' could just turn into a money-pit with limited marketability. And then he has a brainstorm: in the spirit of reality-TV, he manipulates his production to become more entertaining ... and far more embarrassing for the unsuspecting Ruth.
While I'm not going to give it away, the build up all through this movie is a big fisser! Not very well told, a bit crazy in patches and just very average at best. Read morePublished 18 months ago by mrmaccafan
This is more about a lady with an obsession that she has been holding onto for 40 years. The producer does not care if he humiliates this poor women and stands in the background... Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Mary C. Miner
"Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney" is a gem of a mockumentary. It's a spoof on all those reality shows and docs that take themselves too seriously. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Piper Bitner
The only thing worth seeing was the 15 second interview footage where Paul replies "only if you marry me" after being asked if he has any plans to marry. Read morePublished on December 9, 2008 by Chris B.
Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney is a clever mockumentary that appears to be making fun of itself, reality television, and the dreams that most of us harbor. Read morePublished on November 5, 2008 by Kim H. Townsel
I chose "Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney" because of its title and cover, and I hoped it contained some footage of McCartney that I had not seen before. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by A. Chapman