Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Olivia Williams, Ray Winstone, Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Noel Clarke, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Luke Evans, Bill Milner, Andrew Knott|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 May 2010|
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Extremely watchable biopicBy Benhuczek (145 reviews) from London , 08 Jan 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]If the era's yours, you'll want to watch it. It's a bit cliched but then isn't the whole music industry? Watched it all the way through to the very last title!
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A trip down Dury LaneBy ClockworkOrange (29 reviews) from Maidenhead , 02 Mar 2011Serkis excels as Dury, a compassionate but cruelly selfish and self-obsessed musician, creative but ultimately self-destructive. And yet he is a magnetic and highly original individual blighted by the brutality of his childhood dealt by polio and more significantly by his subsequent institutionalisation. At one point his wife advises his girlfriend to escape from the tumultous life of those caught in his wake in order to save herself but Dury's family are not so lucky. His son in particular is in for a rough ride. The film's style imitates the punk ethos and the viewer is propelled through the chaos by the theatrical spectacle of it all. You have to be impressed by Dury's sheer bloody mindedness but you are left feeling the bitterness of his self-inflicted isolation.
Very enjoyableBy Dingbat (23 reviews) from Glossop , 28 Feb 2011Really enjoyed this bio-pic and felt it was a well balanced and thoughtful portrayl of a great character and gifted musician. I particularly liked the structure, it was like seeing through a kaliedoscope different bits of the same story and slowly allowing them to come into focus. Brilliant acting and muscianship from Andy Serkis.
Reasons not to be cheerful!...By Steev (4 reviews) from Lincolnshire , 07 Feb 2011I don't profess to know anything about Ian Dury or the 'Blockheads' and like most people I presume, I could only really say that I could name 1 or 2 of his songs. But, I thought that it may be an interesting film/biography to watch just to learn more about the man. I was interested in the fact that he was an influencial figure in the Punk/New wave era even though he had Polio.
If this film was a true reprensentation of the man, then I can only say that he was an extremely bitter and obnoxious person. Perhaps his disability caused this, but I personally found the film uninteresting, and how he managed to make the inpact on the music scene that he did baffles me more!
If you are a fan of his music, than maybe you will enjoy this. If you choose this for any other reason you will be disapointed.
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Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1,2,3.By celondelon (41 reviews) from London , 06 Feb 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I loved this film and found the balance between serious drama and humour to be spot on.
This is largely due to a fantastic performance by Andy Serkis who not only portrays Ian as a charismatic human being but also gives you an insight into his inner demons. A self destructive man with the inability to love himself which made it impossible for those around him to get close enough to love him. I came away with a combined feelings of both optimism and sadness.
Rock and RollBy Ladyhawke (50 reviews) from Kendal , 05 Feb 2011Very enjoyable film - although the story was slightly cliched in places, Andy Serkis was brilliant in the leading role, completely inhabited the part.