And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On

David Burton Morris (1999)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Based on Sonny Bono's controversial autobiography, this biopic of the 1960s odd couple is enjoyably camp without veering too far into the cheap and tacky. Cher - still topping the charts on a regular basis - is played with finesse and respect by lookalike Renee Faia, while Sonny's infectious enthusiasm is ably put across by Jay Underwood. Fans will enjoy the clever soundtrack, which mixes original music from the period with skilled re-creations.

Summary

Biopic of the 1960s duo, charting their rise to global acclaim in the music world with hit songs such as I Got You Babe, All I Really Want to Do and It's the Little Things, before probing their much-publicised personal problems, which culminated in an acrimonious divorce. Starring Renee Faia and Jay Underwood.

Cast & Crew

Cher Renee Faia
Sonny Bono Jay Underwood
Buddy Black Jim Pirri
Georgia LaPierre Laura Johnson
Phil Spector Christian Leffler
Little Richard Walter Franks
Art Rupe Bruce Nozick
Mary Bono Marie Wilson
Bumps Blackwell Carl Gilliard
Director David Burton Morris
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video
Drama