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All is by My Side

Jimi: All is by My Side
  • 2013
  • UK/Ireland
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: John Ridley
  • Cast: André Benjamin Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman
  • UK release: 8 August 2014

In 1966, Jimi Hendrix (Benjamin), struggling backup musician, explodes onto the London rock scene. Benjamin immerses himself in the title role and deserved a better film. With the Hendrix estate denying the use of his music, excessive camera trickery and a too-old cast, it may be groovy purple bell bottoms, but it's still pants.

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Jimi: All Is By My Side

20 Oct 20142 stars

Misjudged biopic of Jimi Hendrix is heavy on the soap opera, light on the tunes

People have been trying but failing to make movies about guitar god Jimi Hendrix for decades, almost since Jimi died, at 27, in 1970. Screenwriter John Ridley, Oscared for 12 Years a Slave, finally pulls one off. Sadly, the result will not satisfy…

Andre 3000 was scared to play Jimi Hendrix

30 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Andre 3000 found it "scary" playing Jimi Hendrix. The 'Hey Ya!' hitmaker - who is part of chart-topping duo Outkast - admitted he was nervous portraying the legendary musician in the biopic 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'. Speaking at a press…

Andre 3000 dedicated to Hendrix role

10 Mar 2014

Music gossip

Andre 3000 played guitar for six hours a day to prepare for his role as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic. The Outkast singer, who takes on the lead role of the 'Purple Haze' musician in 'Jimi: All Is By My Side', directed by John Ridley, had to learn to…

Jimi Hendrix biopic altered after ex's complaints

23 Sep 2013

Film gossip

The Jimi Hendrix biopic 'All Is by My Side' had to be re-edited after the musician's ex-girlfriend complained. The late legend's former flame was so unhappy with director John Ridley's take on his life that she complained to sponsors the Irish Film…

Andre 3000 to embody Jimi Hendrix in new film

8 May 2012

Music Gossip

Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix in a film about his life. The Outkast rapper will take on the role of the guitar legend in biopic 'All Is By My Side', which focuses on Jimi's career breakthrough around the time he moved to London in 1966. The…

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