Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

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A 1980's Rock Band caused a media frenzy in 2004, when his aging Rock group made an unknown comeback under the guise of an "up and coming young punk band" In true to form style of an image obsessed industry the youngsters were signed and entered the U.K. Charts with their first single release.Unfortunately as the media frenzy around the new group broke so did the need to explain the truth. Written by Jeff Stone

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Quirky, cheeky, off-comedy that didn't completely waste my time.
13 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Vinyl- Director Sara Sugarman/ Written Jim Cooper, Sara Sugarman

3/5

By Jonathan L Hermitt

Independent films are somewhat risky where they can either be a cinema gem or confusingly banal.

I took the plunge with an indie comedy and discovered that my precious time hadn't completely been drained, staring into my laptop screen.

In a peculiar genre emerges a small, low budgeted British off-comedy, Vinyl, lead by veteran actors such as Keith Allen (Minto) and Phil Daniels (Johnny Jones) and fresh, upcoming pretty boy Jamie Blackley (Drainpipe). Filmed in land of the Welsh, tells the true story of a 1980s band that ignites a media phenomenon by casting a group of young children to masquerade the hit single of the ageing eighties band. Raising awareness upon the issue of image, capitalising obsessed music labels and the ignorance of consumerism; projecting an almost satire objective.

A cheeky little tale that manages to maintain one's attention throughout; alongside relevant subplots that plays large contributions to the main plot. Occasionally forced the odd chuckle and included spots of crude humour (the best kind) to give it that British edge. A deeper character development wouldn't have hurt the film, although there wasn't much complexity in the characters unless we dug...dug deep.

The acting performances overall were mediocre, however Phil Daniels and Jamie Blackley did stand out from the rest of the group- this could be due to being scripted more speech, but the penultimate scene when both had to dig deep and find those tears was rather indicative of skill. The presence of tears weren't the indication but more the timing and control of the quantity were reflective of the characters and the respected reputation of Phil Daniels and potential of Blackley.

Could it better? Of course.

Regardless, sometimes that is the sacrifice of a low-budget film- needless to say, the film hasn't won the rights to boast although I wouldn't discard it completely.


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