Written July 07, 2015
Great documentary that is about more than Bruce Springsteen's fans. It's a love letter to all the fans of any great artist, and about how both fan and artist form a pact that goes both ways. The fans were well chosen -- all different, but all sharing a huge love for this great artist. Clips, especially the older ones of young, feral Bruce, were amazing. Bruce is right to describe himself as a shaman, and the fans come to his altar to love, to learn, to be cleansed, and to have the best time ever. Thank you, Bruce!
Written July 30, 2015
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 01, 2015
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 July 31, 2013
A must for any Springsteen fan. Almost captures (because really, unless you've experienced Bruce live its hard to understand) the essence of the wonder and power of Bruce. And if you aren't a fan or don't know his music its worth your time as well.
Written July 28, 2015
Loved it. I could not have said it better. My ex-wife used to ask me why I loved his music so much and all I could say was that he spoke to me in a personal way.