Written August 20, 2014
Springsteen and I rocked!!!.
I'm a huge fan or so I thought I was until I met these fans, there stories were from the heart. The way Bruce affected their lives made me want more and now I will locate all the Bruce music I don't own and add it to my daily playlist.
I want to be them and live my life on the hopes and dreams Bruce has shown us all.
I cried at least half a dozen times, danced in my chair and clapped as if I was at a live concert.
I cried most when dear sweet Clarence was on stage, I miss him, RIP...
Great job, can't wait for it on DVD so I can watch it many times over again. My 30 year old daughter is also a fan and now lives in Australia can't wait to send her the DVD.
Written September 02, 2014
If you are a real fan, you MUST go to see this film. You will smile, you will laugh, you will cry and be touched down to your very soul when you see and hear other true fans who feel as we do about the man and the music, and how it has impacted our lives...when you hear how others feel about Bruce, you just want to shout "yes, this person totally gets it!!" I also brought my husband, who has been dragged to many shows with me and does enjoy Bruce, but isn't a true fan, and never understood how I can listen to the music constantly and go to soooo many shows! He really enjoyed it and I felt like he could maybe understand more about where I'm coming from now that he has heard so many others who feel like I do. I hope they do a wider release because I would see it again!
Written October 01, 2014
The movie wasn't exactly what I expected. I kind of thought it would be a chronological story of his career, but it was good. Anything that Bruce does or is in is terrific. I loved the piece after the movie - the footage from his 2012 London show. Bruce Springsteen puts on the best concert out of any band I have ever seen. There isn't an opening band and he has so much energy. Bruce connects with his fans and he is down to earth. He doesn't try to be something he isn't. You can see the deep friendship he has with his band members and you feel proud to be from small town USA after hearing his songs.
Written July 23, 2014
Saw "Springsteen and I" last night. Defies Definition. Never went to a movie where the entire audience clapped, wept, laughed, cheered and sighed. Truly a community. Truly GOD is to be praised above all else for creating this man as one of his countless blessings to bestow upon us. Bruce, may you sing with the angels forever when it is your time. Get the DVD when it comes out. A MUST!
Written September 20, 2014
The documentary, "Springsteen and I" is an extremely entertaining film that will be enjoyed by everyone. Consisting of testimonials from fans of Bruce who have either had an encounter with the man or are just devoted fans of him and his music, the movie is also sprinkled with performance segments from the early days right up to the present. What struck me most about the film was how funny it was, from the way people described their devotion, to their actual experiences with "The Boss". What was also cool was someone telling their story, and then showing the actual footage to back it up.
My only criticism would be the director's ignorance of New Jersey, Springsteen's home state to which he has such a strong connection to. There is a special bond between Jersey's natives and Springsteen, so showing a couple of testimonials covering that would have completed the picture.
From hilarious to heartfelt, "Springsteen and I" is one of the best music docs I've seen. Rock on, Bruce!