Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, ... See full summary »
Follow in Sam Bayer's footsteps, music video directors
This video has it all, the music, the visuals, a captivating main character played by Lou Taylor Pucci, and a brilliant sub-story to the music video. The Jesus of Suburbia, our main character, later revealed to be Saint Jimmy, is a visual representation of the message of Green Day's award-winning album. Sam Bayer shows us just how to show a character without giving the character much to say. It really takes a dive into the broken suburban home. These teenagers, who all do drugs and smoke and drink and have sex, are shown to be these lost, pathetic freaks with nothing to do other than abuse substances. It leaves its mark on you. Masterful, a must-see in my opinion.
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