“Danny Collins” is a movie I wanted to see because of the cast (Al Pacino, Annette Benning and Christopher Plummer…plus Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale) as well as some sort of loose story line tie to John Lennon.
I actually had a pretty low expectation of the movie because nobody seemed to be talking about it.
Folks, if you simply lower the bar and accept the script as simply a movie, it is a very nice, fun and yes a bit moving of a movie. How this film got the rights to Lennon music is unknown to me (I’m not a researching type reviewer) but anytime I’m listening to the magic of his music I’m pretty darn happy.
Movie was light, multi generational and worked for me in an entertainment sort of way. I got my moneys worth and always happy to watch films that “are not” TOO LONG and pulls at the heartstrings. The main story line and the side stories, though hollywood like, work and support well.