Cinema: Mick's Duet

Pop stars continue to have bad luck in films. Musical showcases like Woodstock display them to good musical advantage, but when called upon to act, react or recite a line, they generally perform like stumbling automatons. The Beatles—thanks to the brilliance of Director Richard Lester—managed to escape. But it happened to Elvis, it happened to Sinatra at first, and it is happening now to Mick Jagger, rock's reigning Rolling Stone, who is currently on view in a couple of hapless films.

Performance casts Mick as a freaky rock singer who has given it all...

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