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Plot: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. Runtime: 115 mins Release Date: 05 May 2010
Plenty of "Reasons to be Cheerful" ... (by colin_coyne)
I thought that "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" was an excellent biopic of the late, great Ian Dury who, stricken by Polio at an early age went on against all odds to be a leading player / singer in the emerging punk scene of the 70's and onwards ... The cast was very strong, especially the lead role played fantastically well by Andy Serkis aka Gollum Lord of the Rings, King Kong King Kong , Naomie Harris After the Sunset, Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End as Ian's girlfriend Denise and Bill Milner Son of Rambow, Is there Anybody there? as <more>
Ian's son Baxter. The film takes you through Ian Dury's funny / sad / dynamic / and often chaotic life with a collation of live performances, flashbacks and monologues often driven by the great lyrics of the songs themselves this is very well done The director Mat Whitecross moves the film along at a good pace and gets the very best performances out of the actors and the casting of Andy Serkis as Ian Dury was a masterstroke I would not be at all surprised if he was nominated for best actor in the Oscars for this amazing performance. I would believe that even Ian Drury would have been impressed by Serkis's performance! I found this to be a very poignant, entertaining film that I believe fairly accurately depicts the life and times of the late, great Ian Dury and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this film. For those that previously enjoyed the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads you will love this film for those that haven't heard the music before "What a Waste!" get ready to be converted for you'll have "Reasons to be cheerful" when Ian Dury "Hit's you with his Rhythm Stick!"
Creative, imaginative, un-formulaic bio (by cinematic13)
Blows the typical Hollywood bio-pics RAY, WALK THE LINE, etc. etc. right out of the water. A career-defining performance from Andy Serkis...his BAFTA nomination was more than well-deserved. He literally inhabits this physically and emotionally demanding role. The film does not sugar-coat the fact the Dury was a hard man to be around. Superbly edited as well, combining graphics, animation, varying film-stocks and angles, B&W, flashbacks, and fantasy sequences ever see a band perform UNDER water? . While this might sound like a mish-mash, it certainly reflects those same artistic <more>
elements and chaos of the times. Yet the movie never loses it's narrative thru-line. A must-see, even more so for those who remember.
The magnetic performance of Andy Serkis is reason alone to watch this film! Masterly performance! The film itself held my interest throughout... but having bought Dury's stuff on 7" vinyl when it came out, I had a vested interest!!! People unfamiliar with the man and his music might struggle to last the pace.I would have liked the movie to have paid more attention to the great chart success the man had... rather than just fast forwarding to the ensuing self-destruct mode of fame!!! Missed opportunity... one could indeed say What a Waste!!! Interested in British music history... <more>
success over adversity... controversy... go and see it. A fan of Dury and the Blockheads... go and pay homage.Might have been better... but still a great tribute to a great artiste, and well worth a view!
The only things in life that I've missed are a few buses (by tim-764-291856)
So surmises Andy Serkis, as punk poet extraordinaire, Ian Dury, at the end of this excellent film. How the most unlikely of popsters made it to the top despite crippling polio and how that both complicated and fuelled him as both a person and an 'entertainer' as he describes himself . When I heard that this film was being made and Serkis was cast as the uniquely ambiguous Dury, I was both delighted and deeply satisfied. That Dury's legacy was to be laid out by 'Golem'. Not that we've seen a lot of Serkis, the actor, though his physical adaptability and no bullshit, <more>
in-the-face approach bore well. And that in my mind, he would do proud the now late, rascally, lyrically dexterous Essex wide boy, Ian Dury.I've been aware of the Blockhead's music rather than an avid fan but do at least own their greatest hits CD. I also really like my rock'n'roll biopics - from The Doors, 24 Hour Party People and Sid & Nancy. The more honest and frenetic the better. The ups and downs, the grime as well as the fame. That way, we can live for a couple of hours as the 'dream' but knowing as we do, the downsides. I like them a bit mysterious too, with symbolisms and dreams and druggy effects. That way, I tell myself, I don't have to actually do things that like myself, in 'real' life.So, how does this fit in with those others? Surprisingly well - and better than more sedate reviewers had suggested. In depth, without being overlong, I know more about Dury, his psyche and his life - and I was entertained along the way. Which is about all one can ask for, really. Except, we get get some other great British acting talents adding colour and familiarity to the motley crew and the film's overall colourful tapestry. Downsides - Yes. A couple. The oft cited film's lack of portraying the big time - 'Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick' stuck out like a sore thumb when it hit no 1 in the UK singles chart. I remember it on BBC Radio 1's Sunday chart show at the time More than a novelty song, it really was a breath of fresh air. That must have been on Top Of the Pops - it's certainly on YouTube now. The film should have shown that, at least. In conclusion, Serkis is great anyone else being unimaginable as is the witty script, cast, period detail and most else. Whether a Blockhead fan or not, this film really adds to the line-up of decent music biopics. Like its subject, it's bitty and scurrilous but entertaining enough for most people who want to take a peek behind the scenes of one of music's most charismatic and misunderstood British heroes.