Blu-ray Review “The Love We Make”

Directed: Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan
Starring: Paul McCartney
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Run Time: 90 minutes

Our Score: 2 out of 5 stars

I expected a lot from “The Love We Make” especially since it was directed by Albert Maysles, who did “Gimme Shelter” along with Bradley Kaplan. I felt that it was very slow moving and dragged out. Even though I could listen to Paul McCartney talk all day, it just doesn’t feel focuses in its message. The best part of the film is when Paul’s friends cameo like David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, James Taylor and Jim Carey. Honestly you are probably better off just watching the DVD of “The Concert For New York City”, since this is not much more revealing.

The film follows Paul McCartney as he travels through New York City the days following the World Trade Center events in 2001. The main purpose of the film documents the planning and execution of “The Concert For New York City”. The second half of the film primarily features clips from the benefit concert and some exclusive backstage moments with the talent involved.

The sounds is DTS-HD Master Audio but it really didn’t jump out at me as being extraordinary. Since the film was also show in 16mm black and white with color clips from the concerts, the Blu-ray video is grainy and is not a good fit. Lastly, there are no bonus features on the disc either which could have been a redeeming factor.

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