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The outrageous tale of a Morrissey fan gone wrong
My Life with Morrissey is a dark comedy that chronicles the adventures of an off-kilter office girl whose life unravels when she meets her idol (British rock icon Morrissey) and sets off on a journey of obsessive self-delusion. | Add synopsis »
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almost too silly and off-the-wall, but it has a charm even for non-Morrissey people See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jackie Buscarino ... Jackie
Eduardo Acosta ... Ed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kirsten Barrie ... Receptionist
Nick Bennett ... Drunken John
Elena Bloom ... Catty Co-Worker

Monica Brinn ... Catty Co-Worker
Derek Drymon ... Bad Comedian
Abrahan Garza ... Himself / Fan

Amber Jaeger ... Liz (as Amber Mellott)

Simon James ... Drunken Irish Priest

Carla Jimenez ... Virginia
Jennifer Lynn Jones ... Catty Co-Worker
Kaz ... Scumbag

Tom Kenny ... Record Store Clerk
Jose Maldonado ... Morrissey

John O. Nelson ... Bob

Vince Parenti ... Landlord
Mark Plutynski ... Pedro

David J. Schow ... Homeowner

Samantha Sloyan ... Florist
Alan Smart ... Stan

Jay Tando ... Host, "Reel Life With Morrissey"- Bonus Documetary
Ben Watson ... Routly

Directed by
Andrew Overtoom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Overtoom 

Produced by
Tricia Noble .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nick Carr  (as Nicolas Carr)
Thomas Chase 
Cinematography by
Andrew Overtoom 
Film Editing by
Lynn Hobson 
Production Management
Michelle Rangel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tricia Noble .... assistant director
Art Department
Sherm Cohen .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Tara Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Chambers .... assistant camera (as Chris Chambers)
Editorial Department
Kelly Donnellan .... assistant editor
Other crew
Terri Murphy .... script supervisor

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85 min


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almost too silly and off-the-wall, but it has a charm even for non-Morrissey people, 6 July 2006
Author: Jack Gattanella ( from United States

I can't say that I was completely blown away or really impressed by My Life with Morrissey, but there is a definite grungy kind of comic appeal to it. It's too ridiculous and, towards the end, really nuts to be taken too seriously, which is part of the fun and the dilemma in watching it. The dilemma for me, as someone who's heard bits of the Smiths and Morrissey, is how much or how little can I buy into this one woman's obsession with this very English-handsome singer? Is Morrissey enough to fawn over like some kind of golden cattle God? Apparently, in the anything goes life of the character of Jackie, it would appear so. She works a day job as a file clerk, but her minds always on her potential future love-of-her-life, who sometimes is in a puppy-love state for her, and other times reaching to masturbatory levels. A whole environment of hysteria starts to come in around her, as her co-workers can't take her anymore, and even out in the open world she's circumspect.

For Morrissey fans themselves, it will be hit or miss, and for fans of just plain goofy comedy it might be something more. I myself have noticed it to be a minor cult hit at the college I attended, where the indie-movie side almost had a kinship with indie rockers. While Morrissey and his previous Smiths might be a little more than just 'indie' types, it's appropriate that this story is not in a higher budgeted or released film. The writer/director/cinematographer Andrew Overtoom, likely taking cues from his previous work on Spongebob Squarepants, isn't aiming high at all in the quality of how he shoots, or even how he directs actors. The same weird charm and glow (as well as the danger) in Jackie Buscarino's first film can also veer on being irritating, especially as the film starts to draw to its conclusion. Many individual bits in the office are quite funny, with chuckles throughout, but it's a shame that it never totally comes together to be very memorable. It's watchable and fun enough on a first go if you can find it on DVD, but it may depend on your sense of humor (or connection with Morrissey himself, the buzz around him) if it comes off or is simply annoying.

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