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 January 28, 2015
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!
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!