I Wanna Hold Your Hand PG

Some girls will do anything to meet their idols.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Robert Zemeckis - Director, Bob Gale - Writer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 27


User Ratings: 2,901
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Zemeckis never condescends to those gripped by Beatlemania, preferring to play up each person's inventiveness, exuberance, and wide-eyed innocence (well, OK, the latter maybe not when Allen's character starts licking that guitar while it gently sleeps). Full Review
Film Frenzy
Apr 16, 2019
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. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Jun 1, 2011
"I Wanna Hold Your Hand" is a pellmell slapstick impression of what some of those fans went through to order to get near their idols. Full Review
Washington Post
Apr 30, 2018
Rating: 2/5 -- 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.
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Robert Zemeckis' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" was a box office bomb, despite being a perfectly delightful and effervescent comedy that doesn't dwell on Beatlemania as much as surf on it for laughs. Full Review
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Apr 2, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- A marvelously punchy film, one that builds energy fast and keeps it up, even in the most prosaic scenes. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Jul 25, 2019
Director Robert Zemeckis' feature debut truly encapsulates that time.
USA Today
Oct 1, 2004

Product Description:

A comedy chronicling 24 hours in the lives of six teenagers from Maplewood, New Jersey, who descend on Manhattan the day The Beatles premiered on the "Ed Sullivan Show," February 8, 1964. Each has a personal agenda: Grace Corrigan is looking for her big break as a photographer; Rosie Petrofsky is the quintessential Beatles fan, and Janice Goldman and Tony Smerko, would do anything to see the performance end in disaster.


Production Notes:

  • "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" was director-screenwriter Robert Zemeckis' feature film debut.
  • Color by Technicolor; using Panavision Equipment.
  • Following songs used in the film: "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Please, Please Me," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Thank You Girl," "Boys," "Twist and Shout," "Misery," "Till There Was You," "Love Me Do," "Do You Want to Know a Secret'" "P.S. I Love You," "Please Mr. Postman," "From Me to You," "Money," "There's a Place," "I Wanna Be Your Man," and "She Loves You."

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