Written July 25, 2014
Definitely not what I expected but lots of fun just the same. If you are there for music clips only, you will be disappointed until very late in the show. If you are there to get to know the band or its history, don't bother at all. But if you are there because you are a Springsteen fan who can relate to other Springsteen fans - and you want to see a mini concert at the end with cool "feel like you're there" audio effects - it is EXACTLY what you want.
Written October 22, 2014
I attended a showing of Springsteen and i basically, an ode to Bruce told through fan-submitted videos, concert-footage and interviews. The fan stories of first concerts, chance meetings and tales of the way Bruces music has affected their lives.
Funny, sweet, touching...those are my 3 words. I feel compelled to tell you all not to leave when the credits begin to roll or you'll miss the last 40 minutes. Even the casual Springsteen fan needs to see this.
Written October 24, 2014
Saw the July 22nd showing in Rochester NY. Being a fan, I could relate to what the other fans in the movie were expressing. Nice mix of ages and geopgraphies included. The clips of Bruce in concert were wonderful. I especially enjoyed the added footage after the credits.
Written July 23, 2013
To the casual music fan, "Springsteen & I", at first glance, may seem like an on screen opportunity for Bruce Springsteen diehards to voice their love for all things, "The Boss". At times, that is exactly what the film is. Fans were asked to share their own videos & provide comments, stating what Springsteen's music means to them. Occasionaly, the film borders on sappy, as one woman relates her sexual awakening, watching Bruce's "perfect body", dance to, "jungleland". One man even breaks down in tears, as he describes the elements of Springsteen's songs that draw him in.
These examples aside, "Springsteen & I", provides a much bigger message: The effect music has on people's lives. The majority of tales told here are form everyday people from small towns, who find comfort, joy & strength from the message in Bruce's songs. Many of the stories are simply uplifting.
Music fans in general appreciate the film. The Boss' fans will love it.
Written September 18, 2014
I was leery of a documentary-type show and frankly only went for the concert footage. I'm so glad I went! It was great! There were some very moving, and some very funny, stories, and it was great to see some history. Loved every minute of it!