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Manchester, 1976. Stephen Patrick Morrissey is unemployed and depressed. He eventually finds work but it doesn't interest him. His only interest appears to be writing down his observations on life and people in a journal. We see his life over the next six years and how this period would have a bearing on his later life for, in 1982, he was to form The Smiths, one of the most influential bands of the 80s.Written by
The record store owner in the movie is played by Nigel Young, the real-life owner of the Reel Around The Fountain Records shop in Stretford Arndale shopping centre. Reel Around The Fountain Records is named after a song written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr on the Smiths debut album, the fountain in question was in the Stretford Arndale centre, inspiring Nigel to name his shop after it. The movie producers fitted out an empty shop unit in the upper level of Stretford Arndale as a 1970s record shop to use as the set for the film, Nigel's actual shop was in the lower level at the time of filming in 2016 but he assisted in creating the filming set. Since then, the redevelopment of the shopping centre has seen Reel Around The Fountain Records move to a new unit in the upper level, a curious case of life imitating art. See more »
I'd rather listen to their music than watching that movie again
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought this movie was boring. You would think that a biography movie of the life of Morrissey, frontman of the Smiths, would be something interesting to watch but it's the exact opposite. Even if Morrissey was a shy young boy it doesn't mean you have to make a boring movie about it. If they told Jack Lowden to play as boring as possible then he did a good job, because that was spot on. If at least they would have played some decent music from The Smiths as the soundtrack it could have been a bit lesser boring, but even that was too much asking. There are some good biographies/movies about famous musicians but this one is for sure not one of them.
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