Killing Bono (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  1 April 2011 (UK)
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Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil McCormick
Jason Byrne ...
Hotel Receptionist
Sam Corry ...
Paul McGuinness
Seán Doyle ...
Sean Duggan ...
David Fennelly ...
Mark Griffin ...
The Edge
Aoife Holton ...
Stella McCormick
Thomas Kelly ...
Hopeless Eric
U2 Security Guard
James Lonergan ...
Bill McCormick


Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll Rivalry


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I Was Bono's Doppelgänger  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£112,206 (UK) (1 April 2011)


£112,206 (UK) (1 April 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the project was still titled "I was Bono's Doppelganer" and it was scheduled to start filming in August 2009, it had attached to star Romola Garai, Charlie Cox and Bill Nighy. See more »


When Neil & Ivan first arrive in London it is the early 1980's yet a taxi can be seen being driven on the other side of the road with the registration plate "L" which was not issued until 1993. See more »


Ivan McCormick: You made the worst decision of my life!
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Love Never Dies
written by Barbara J. Hunt
performed by Ben Barnes
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Pleasant surprise ...
5 September 2011 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

... given that I went watching it without reading a book, seeing trailer, heard which actors are involved or anything else about it.

In case you don't know what is it about, let me repost the plot: "Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world."

Story is the best part of this movie. Throughout it's entire length I was wondering which way will it go. Will it keep it's mild comedy tone from start to the end, or will it turn to tragedy, given the main character's auto-destructive nature ... or maybe, could it even have some alternative history ending like in "Inglorious Bastards" ? Well, it could have gone either way, and because I don't wanna spoil anything for you, I'll just say I'm most satisfied how it finished.

Also, I have nothing but praises for the cast. Ben Barnes... I'm surprised you still aren't big thing in Hollywood. Weekest link might only be his on-screen brother, the guy with curly hair, but he's not bad enough to ruin the movie ... go watch !

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