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Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 March 2013 (USA)
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In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Kristian Gwilliam ...
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Evan (as Tom Harries)
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Dafydd Llyr-Thomas ...
Syd / Member, Cwmtawe Community School Choir
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Headmaster (as Bob Pugh)
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Mandy (as Jodie Davis)
Ryan Hacker ...
Daz
Lewis Coster ...
Davy's Friend
Sam Shervill ...
Davy's Friend
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In the heat of the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which will be performed by a fresh young cast led by rising star Aneurin Barnard. Written by Websurfer

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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22 March 2013 (USA)  »

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O Musical de Verão  »

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$2,695 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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$19,041 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Trivia

Minnie Driver did her own singing and guitar playing. See more »

Goofs

The song Livin' Thing (written by Jeff Lynne, performed by ELO), did not chart in the UK until 13 Nov 1976 and would not have been known during the Summer of 76. See more »

Quotes

Vivienne Mae: What about Miss Valentine? Is she the future?
Headmaster: "O brave new world that has such people in't."
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All The Car Booters of South Wales (you know who you are) See more »

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References The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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Goin' Back
Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Performed by Minnie Driver and The Hunky Dory Orchestra
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Believable
28 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Set in the 70s in South Wales, this film/musical doesn't disappoint. Not only is there a spectacularly eerie arrangement of music but the characters stories are relatable. The problems these teenagers face range from Homosexuality to peer pressure to family tension. What makes it more interesting (though it's a simple idea) is that it's a musical about making a musical. This gives the excuse for the atmospheric soundtrack, sung by the cast themselves. Completely different to any other musical I have seen. The only thing I didn't like were the predictions of the characters lives at the end of the film. This seemed like a desperate attempt to make the film more believable when it already was quite so. Although, I am willing to overlook this as the film is such a good one.


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