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England Is Mine (2017)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.

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Mark Gill
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jodie Comer ... Christine
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Linder Sterling
Jack Lowden ... Steven Patrick Morrissey
Peter McDonald ... Peter Morrissey
Simone Kirby ... Elizabeth Morrissey
Graeme Hawley ... Mr. Leonard
Laurie Kynaston ... Johnny Marr
Finney Cassidy ... Darren
Adam Lawrence ... Billy Duffy
Katherine Pearce Katherine Pearce ... Anji Hardie
Nicola-Jayne Wells Nicola-Jayne Wells ... Rock Chick
Vivienne Bell Vivienne Bell ... Jackie Morissey
John Dewsbury John Dewsbury ... Bloke at bus stop
Marc Graham Marc Graham ... Gordon
Rosanna Rosanna ... Siobhan
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Storyline

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 grantss

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On Becoming Morrissey

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$366,802
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Honlodge Productions See more »
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Color

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2.39:1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Linder Sterling: Just do something, take a chance. Even cavemen wrote their name on a wall.
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Picture On The Exhibition
Written by Baldwin Li
Performed by Baldwin Li
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I'd rather listen to their music than watching that movie again
7 April 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

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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