|Starring:||Kevin Spacey, Con O'Neill, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild, James Corden, Tom Burke, Ralf Little, Sid Mitchell, Shaun Evans|
|Collections:||Watch Online: The guys from Goats|
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Sep 2009|
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I agree with the last reviewerBy misterhappy (6 reviews) from London , 06 Oct 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]I have been a live sound professional for 35 years so I know exactly who Joe Meek was and what he achieved. If I did not have that knowledge I would have learnt nothing from this silly confused film.
Even more annoyingly it is a nostalgia piece for a period that never existed in that form. It has been created by people whose understanding of the period is second-hand and based on advertising images.
Something black and white in a similar style to 'Prick up your ears' would have been more interesting than this glossy, over-bright rubbish.
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Dah da dah, dah dah da dah da dahBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 19 Aug 2013Very strong acting in a very OTT version of Joe Meek's musical career as the writer of Telstar, apparently the best selling single of all time. The final days of this twisted genius were brilliantly acted by Con O'Neill, who had also starred in the stage version that preceded the film. Perhaps the film is a little too long, dwelling as it does a little gratuitously on the poor man's ultimate demise, but it certainly meant a lot to this teenager of the sixties.
Rather disappointingBy a customer , 02 Jul 2013A little disappointing as the broadband speed meant that this kept buffering which interupted the viewing. From what we could tell this was a rather mundane film.
Just OKBy Neilms (2 reviews) , 24 Jun 2013Thought the start was excellent, fun, good music and acting, Con O'Neill is very underated. But for me it did go off a bit towards the end. Also I do not think it is factually 100% accurate, but then what films are. I wouldn't agree with the contributor saying jsut send it straight back, but I wouldn't watch it again if it was on TV.
Con O'Neill in good formBy a customer , 28 Apr 2013I've always felt that Con O'Neill is a seriously under rated actor and he puts in a superb performance in this film as someone who is gradually losing control and on the decline from his former achievements. May not be how it actually happened, but that is irrelevant to the telling of this story.
Give It A SpinBy Vince_M (50 reviews) from Darlington , 04 Jan 2013Really well acted and really draws you into the story. Well worth a viewing, in many ways it's an amazing story from a different age. A million miles away from pop Idol etc?