|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kate Williams, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick, Sting, Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Leslie Ash, Phil Daniels|
|Genre:||Drama - Comedy|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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THE definitive British youth film!By Alexis May from http://www.brightonbootiful.co.uk , 14 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is not the most accurate film ever, but did it pretend to be? No. This is not a documentary. It is a story. One told with feeling, passion and verve. I live in Brighton, and have met a few of the extras in the film. They told me that this film was very accurate. Most of those hired had been, or still were, Mods, Rockers, and a few Skinheads. If you ignore the inaccuracies which miserable gits tend to dwell on (ie: 'Heaven Can Wait' on the ABC Billboard (about 15 years before it's release!)), this is a feelgood film, which even to relative youngsters like me (if being in your 30's counts!) feels fresh, relevant and valid. In an era of trashy teen or gang movies, this is the Daddy. It has music from The Who to The Ronnettes (Be My Baby), encapsulating not just the time, but the feel of the time. DO NOT MISS THIS FILM.
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It's Just Talking about MMMMy Generation!By Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 28 Feb 2013A classic film. Has stood the test of time, great capture, of Mods, rockers, and the 60s, scooters, and a great classic soundtrack. You will love it if you were there and part of it but I am not so sure about younger watchers.
People try to put it ........downBy a customer , 06 Feb 2013It's a great film and still relevant today! If you've not seen it....... Watch it and see what all the fuss is about! If you've seen it, hire it and watch it again.
cult classicBy cheesekake (1277 reviews) from uk , 02 Jun 2012this is one of them films that everyone just has to see once, simply because its iconic.
it can be violent and wild but all round its just brilliant
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Still quite shocking and great musicBy Bassman71 (617 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 06 Feb 20121965, young mod hates his job, plans big weekend away in Brighton with friends, get friendly with girl he fancies, carnage, weekend over, back to normal.
Franc Roddams film version of The Whos rock opera which still proves quite shocking all these years on.
Phil Daniels has never really been better as the angst filled Jimmy and a decent cast of also younger Ray Winstone, Phil Davis, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett and Sting around him.
The settings are mainly suburban London for most of it but the use of Brighton for the Mods v Rockers is very well done and backed up by some outstanding music with my favourite bit being My Generation interrupting the party.
Quite surprised how much the c word was used too so I must have seen TV versions in the past.
Fire up the Lambrettas and Tritons..there's gonnna be a kicking...By GreaserBoy (1 review) , 12 Jan 2012Hal Eriksons write-up (used on this page to give an overview of the film) is one of the most laughable pieces of guff ever to be published in the history of write-ups.
Eriksons' description of the film gives an impression that this is some sort of Disneyfied 'West Side Story' as opposed to an music based observation on 1960's youth culture.
'A member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers'? Gimme a break, does this clown have any Scooby Doo about what he's writing about? I think not.
'Cycle-punk Rockers'? Laugh? I nearly washed my cutoff....
He tells us that the main character (Jimmy) 'makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash)', Really? Watch the film and see the 'making love'..... 'and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting)' - no he doesn't. Not in any shape or form.
I sincerely doubt if the author has seen this film. If he has, then he simply has not got a clue about what is going on. This could be cured by having a score or so Lambrettas, Vespas, Nortons and Beezers roll up and the riders giving the author a good old-fashioned kicking.
Oh, nearly forgot the film:
It's a little dated now but should still be regarded as a bit of a classic. Good film. Watch.