David Knight - 19th Dec 2018

Sir Paul serves up an all-singing, all-dancing Christmastime treat, starring the delightful Emma Stone and Macca himself, and courtesy of a co-directing collaboration between Brantley Gutierrez and Ryan Heffington.

It starts as a disgruntled-looking Ms Stone arrives at her appointment with the mysterious Dr Lorenz - played by McCartney. In truth this dialogue-filled opening is a reminder that McCartney's incredible talent does not in any way extend to acting. But this is a just a device for the 'Behavioural Hynotist and Meteorologist' to mesmerize the unhappy Stone into transforming into the astonished lead of a marvellous musical production number for Who Cares.

It's choreographed by Heffington, of course, creating a Silent Era-inspired choreography to go with the black and white palette of the song and dance routine. Stone is marvellous - and Macca is a lot more comfortable performing the song than delivering lines of dialogue.

Through it all comes an important anti-bullying message, as Macca answers the rhetorical question of the songtitle with "I do". The sentiment is bang on for the time of year - and all year long. To be enjoyed long after we've packed away the tinsel.

Credits

DirectorBrantley Gutierrez
DirectorRyan Heffington
ProducerKyle Schember
ProducerMichael W. Abbott
Lead actorEmma Stone
Production CompanySubtractive
Other creditsStarring: Paul McCartney & Emma Stone Executive Producers: Kathy Eldon, Regina Scully, Jennifer Gross, Ann Gilbertson Haggart, Pat Chandler Production Company: Subtractive Inc. In Association with: Creative Visions, Artemis Rising, and The Blue Chip Foundation Dancers: Nataly Santiago, Stephanie Crousillat, Heather Lang, Gabe Katz, Jesse Kovarsky, Nelson Chalas Written by: Brantley Gutierrez & Luke Weinstock Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren Choreographer: Ryan Heffington Production Designer: Leigh Poindexter Costume Designer: Carol Beadle Editor: R. P. Adams Colorist: Tom Poole / Company 3 Make Up: Rachel Goodwin Hair Stylist: Mara Roszak Dancer Make Up & Special Prosthetics: Kabuki Label: Capitol Records Management: Scott Rodger

David Knight - 19th Dec 2018

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