I saw the Peter Frampton/Bee Gees "Sgt. Pepper" film in a theater in '78, or whenever that was, and remember being shocked and appalled at how bloody awful it was. Time passes. It was on TV a few nights ago, and I figured well, it couldn't have been so bad, I'm less cynical now, etc., so I switched over. Ha! It was worse than I'd remembered. How anyone with money and influence (not to mention talent) thought this would be "fun" is beyond me. It is gross, tacky, lame, stupid, wrong and everything else along those lines. Yes, I'm a big Beatles fan, but it could have been "Jan & Dean's Lonely Hearts Club Band." It had little or nothing to do with the performances of Beatles songs (well, maybe the George Burns stuff). It's a wafer-thin story (if one could call it a story), cliche-ridden and nonsensical to the point of blather. If I remember the times, Stigwood was a powerful zillionaire who figured he could throw all these names together in any old way, sell it to the masses and clean up. Pete F and the Gibbs were at the top of their mountains at the time, and when you said "Beatles" then (as now!) everyone lineup to participate. I'm still puzzled as to how Stiggy got George Martin to produce the music. I expect nobody showed him a foot of film first. Has there ever been a worse rock 'n' roll movie? Or at least one that aspired to so much and fell so flat?