The film covers the conflict between a father and his son both being musicians. The father is the leader of a band making rock-music from the 60s but his son becomes a star of techno-pop ...
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Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and ... See full summary »
The film covers the conflict between a father and his son both being musicians. The father is the leader of a band making rock-music from the 60s but his son becomes a star of techno-pop music. Written by
Once you've made it to the grand finale of this movie, it's clear that this was the only happy ending it could have had. Johnny was heading for Willy Loman territory with a one way ticket, but he had to be shown that, far from being the failure he couldn't face being, he had created something that was timeless. His smoldering discontent reminds very much of "Death of a Salesman", although his own family is a far more functioning unit that Willy's. Baz's voluntary demise was tragic yet sort of inevitable - yet Johnny had a lot more to live for. The film is deceptively complex. An ending to equal "The Browning Version". It's a long way there, though.... It's also interesting to see Guy Pearce before he made LA Confidential.
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