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Spike Island (2012)

 -  Drama | Music  -  21 June 2013 (UK)
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A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

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A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

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Disappointing.
15 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The only reason you would go to see this film is if you're a Stone Roses fan, that much is obvious. Fortunately for the director this is just enough to carry you through a disjointed, underdeveloped and cliché riddled script. The intended demographic is clearly people like me, 40 + year old men who lived through the period and hold dear the Roses and whole Madchester scene. Yet the film plays like a film aimed at teenagers, with set pieces used merely as an excuse to overlay a Roses classic. Although the characters are likable their development is soap opera at best, their dialogue hugely clichéd and dishonest and when the script does enter interesting territory it is quickly dismissed to cover another bullet point on the 'coming of age movie' tick list. The Stone Roses reformation has been such a wonderful thing for thousands of fans all over the world. This film actually annoyed me as it belittles real emotion and makes honest affection appear contrived.


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