Written October 02, 2014
As a Springsteen devotee of 40 years, this was a great tribute to the best performer of my lifetime. Fun interviews with fans, and the live footage from England 2012 at the end is worth the price of admission, especially the two songs with Paul McCartney! I would have enjoyed seeing some celebrity fan interviews, and it could have been much longer. I was moved to tears several times, moved once again by this amazing man!
Written December 21, 2014
This is a very good documentary for hard core Springsteen fans. It is funny at times, and touching at others. If you are not a hard core fan, you will dislike it, but otherwise, I would suggest you watching it. It is short, though.
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 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 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!!!!