I Wanna Hold Your HandIn 1964, a group of New Jersey teenagers make it their mission to travel to New York City in order to catch the Beatles' very first performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
Actors of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
Characters of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
Directors of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"Robert ZemeckisBirthdate: 14 May 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"Robert ZemeckisBirthdate: 14 May 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USABob GaleBirthdate: 25 May 1951, University City, Missouri, USA
Critic Reviews of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"TIME MagazineJune 01, 2011
I Wanna Hold Your Hand re-creates precisely the excitement the Beatles let loose 14 years ago; it transports the audience back to the eye of a phenomenal social hurricane.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
In the best scenes, Zemeckis suggests how the Beatles' blend of irreverence, romance and innocence encouraged a kind of youthful rebellion that was almost completely sanctioned.New York TimesMay 09, 2005
If there's a tray full of food within camera range, rest assured that somebody will knock it over. If a stuck-in-the-elevator-on-the-eve-of-an-important-event routine presents itself, rest assured that its staging will be tried and true.FlavorwireDecember 03, 2016
A film about the joy of being young and a little bit crazy, ruled by the organizing principle of all Zemeckis and Gale's early work: barely controlled chaos.CinePassionOctober 07, 2015
The maiden voyage in Zemeckis' sarcastic time machineTV GuideAugust 06, 2007
An engaging, slapstick look at the effect the Beatles had on the US when they crossed the Atlantic.Atlantic City WeeklyDecember 07, 2006
Delightful sleeper pic about obsessed Beatles fanseFilmCritic.comNovember 08, 2004
The film that started Zemeckis on his rise to fame. Coo coo kachoo.Kansas City KansanOctober 16, 2004
Zany Beatles tale which has a lot of truth to it.Spirituality and PracticeJanuary 24, 2004
An interesting social document about a watershed media event as well as a thoroughly entertaining movie.Film4May 24, 2003
There are a few good moments (particularly for people who know the show's host and enjoy the spoof), but it seems an over heavy trip to the uninitiated.MovieholeSeptember 17, 2002
Zemeckis has better in him...but this is a nice entree
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