|Starring:||David Morrissey, Tuva Novotny, Monet Mazur, Ben Whishaw, James D. White, Paddy Considine, Amelia Warner, Luke De Woolfson, Nathalie Cox, Leo Gregory, Ras Barker|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Apr 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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From someone who met him/themBy a customer from Bristol , 04 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Film accurately picked up on some mannerisms. Brian spent a lot of time looking to see who/what people around him were looking at, if it wasn't him and why. Rarely seemed to live in the moment, unless out of it.
Filmed skipped 2 main things about Brian
1. how overtly cuttingly manipulative he could be [film made it more subtle and careless]
2. how experimental he was with new kinds of music. Incorporated 'world music' 30 years before the term was coined.
'Mick' excellent, but film really cleaned up Keith's act. Pretty accurate environments and atmospheres, excellent costumes, but very bad men's wigs.
Watch it with 'Performance' and 'The Doors' and you'll get a feel for the times.
Was it a good time? ?
Hmmm... lots of mistakes and too many casualties. However there was more shared passion, vision and commitment to change everything for the better than has ever existed since then and the optimism of that time is preferable to the suspicion and cynicism of today.
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Good Film, Shame About the MusicBy Cato (703 reviews) from Lydbury North , 02 Apr 2013I'm not usually a fan of biopics about modern celebrities simply because we know what they looked like and it's very difficult to make actors look exactly like them. This is the case here but Leo Gregory does a good job of seeming like Brian Jones. The story is the usual tragic affair of the fallen star who meets a messy end, but it was well handled by director Stephen Woolley. The strangest thing about this film though was the lack of actual Stones music, perhaps the copyright was too expensive. A shame.
27 Club Founder Member BiopicBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 19 May 2011Mildy Interesting - I like the Stones and didnt know anything about the whole farrago around Brian Jones. Amazing time to be alive. Fantastic house - the best looking thing in the film, oh appart from the copious number of semi naked groupies. Any movie that makes me check out the wiki facts on something has made me think a bit so - pleasing. Not brilliant though.
Sex 'n Drugs 'n Rock n Roll = Untimely Death.By zedphelan (84 reviews) from London , 18 Sep 2010A biographical story of the last years of the founding member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones. Sex & drugs led to his spiralling downfall which lead to his 'mutual agreement' to leave the Stones and within weeks his premature death.
A fascinating story of a 60's musical icon, with a very strong storyline.
Do not be fooled by the title of this film, it is not about the Rolling Stones but the hedonistic life Brian Jones and his fall from grace.
Fantastic soundtrack and the insight into the life and times of the 60's was intriguing. Too much over acting let this film down on many occasions but still an interesting historical musical piece.
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FairBy JimboJen (12 reviews) from Fleet , 16 Oct 2009It was probably a good portrayal of events at the time - horrible lifestyle and so sad. Quite disconcerting.
Alright FilmBy CheesyPeas (12 reviews) from Ware , 05 Sep 2009being a fan of everything Paddy has made since watching Dead Mans Shoes i was expecting this to be an entertaining film. not knowing much about the rolling stones i still found this film easy to watch and the torture of one mans insanity quite entertaining.
A good film and easy to watch, probably not going to rock your world though