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Creation Stories (2021)

Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

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Nick Moran

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Bremner ... Alan McGee
Leo Flanagan ... Young Alan
Richard Jobson ... John McGee
Rori Hawthorn ... Laura McGee
Tess Rowe Tess Rowe ... Nanna Barr
Ciaran Lawless ... Young Bobby Gillespie
Jack Paterson ... Andrew Innes
Gerry Knotts Gerry Knotts ... Bobby's Dad
James Hicks ... Murray
Irvine Welsh ... Titch
Mickey Gooch Jr. ... Rich - L.A. Dealer
Tom Dunlea Tom Dunlea ... Marc Jardin
Suki Waterhouse ... Gemma
Elysia Welch ... Monika
Seána Kerslake ... Yvonne
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Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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The film debuted at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival. See more »

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100% Nostalgia, silly, irreverent, hilarious
14 April 2021 | by aliciadipestoSee all my reviews

What a laugh! Sometimes it helps to go in blind which I did, I saw no trailer.

I lived through these times in London in the 90s, working in the music industry and it brought back tons of good memories. It's funny and sad and human. The e scene in the club was hilarious. The breakdown scene was gripping. Rory Bremner was brilliantly cast and did a phenomenal job. Richard Jobson - where has he been for the last 20 years - was a brilliantly convincing angry Scot disappointed by his son. Jason Isaacs just eats up the screen anyway and their scene together hoovering up drugs was amazing. I want to watch it again.

I don't know why this film got such bad reviews. I don't know why the editing was criticised as it seemed well edited to me (I am an editor). Maybe it wasn't convincing enough for those who weren't there at the time. Films made about the 60s by people who lived it can be cringy for those who didn't (eg The Boat That Rocked). It was an absolute laugh, and a great bit of entertainment and made me realise Alan McGee remains a fascinating character and I am even more curious now to read the book that inspired this romp. Enjoy!


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Release Date:

20 March 2021 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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$51,513
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