Written July 23, 2013
If you're a Bruce fan its a great see. Lots of funny and amazing stories from fans and Bruce in some classic moments himself. Stay after the credits for some unbelievable footage from '12 Hyde Park show with Paul McCartney.
Written September 30, 2014
The movie, Springsteen and I, was a true love-fest. It opens with his fans giving three words that sum up their feelings for their hero. Mine are: GOD BLESS BRUCE! I have actually lost track of how many times I've seen him in concert, starting in 1974. I felt as though I could have been one of his fans in the movie; I identified so completely with their devotion to him. There is no one like Bruce Springsteen, and seeing the movie proves it. His music speaks to people of all ages. I laughed and cried and sang and bopped along. How can you sit still when you hear a Springsteen song? There was applause and whooping, and of course, shouts of "Bruuuuce!" This was a theater in the suburbs of Philly, after all. It was the most fun I've ever had in a movie theater! I especially enjoyed the clips showing the young Bruce. I'm sure I wasn't the only woman in the theater whose heart was pounding just a little faster. It's a must-see for Springsteen fans. I'd love to see it again!
Written September 21, 2014
Springsteen & I could have been way over the top, embarrassing, and all sorts of other extremes. But clearly smart, thoughtful people put it together, as it was well balanced, well paced, comfortably moved back and forth among highs and lows and various feelings ... much like a Springsteen concert.
I went with people less fanatical than I, and they were surprised at how well done the movie was -- it drew them in and kept them very interested without making them feel like they were becoming extreme Bruce fans.
I'm a long-time fan (many live shows), and I was afraid that the movie would be way too over the top.
But all of us felt like the movie did a great job, without turning off viewers or fans coming from any of a wide range of possible pre-movie perceptions and expectations.
Written October 28, 2014
I thought the movie would be a bit self-serving of Bruce but I couldn't have been more wrong. This movie was lighthearted, funny and warm with an introduction to Bruce Loyalty 101. The producers of this movie must have worked very hard in accumulating the massive number of responses to the Bruce questionnaire put to the Bruce fans. I loved the intertwining of the fan's stories with actual film/video of their stories. And of course, the ending was really cool as these truly loyal and loving fans come to meet their favorite musician.
I would highly recommend this movie to any Bruce fan, hard-core or marginal. My wife and I sat in a theater with other Bruce fans and sang along with the songs and clapped and gave a standing ovation at the end.
Written January 25, 2015
Two hours of pure joy and entertainment. Even if you are not a Bruce fan to the degree the folks in the videos are, you cannot help but be entertained and possibly swayed to become one. The combination of the interviews and the clips from concerts to the end where Bruce meets a few of his most ardent fans is just downright pure fun. The added footage of the Hyde Park concert with Sir Paul McCartney was an unexpected perk. I cannot recommend a better way to spend two hours than watching Bruce become the performer he is today and the fans who love him. Go!!!!