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Lovers Rock 

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A single evening at a house party in 1980s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.

Director:

Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen (screenplay by), Steve McQueen (story by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn ... Martha
Micheal Ward ... Franklyn
Shaniqua Okwok ... Patty
Kedar Williams-Stirling ... Clifton
Ellis George ... Cynthia
Francis Lovehall ... Reggie
Daniel Francis-Swaby ... Bammy
Alexander James-Blake Alexander James-Blake ... Parker B
Kadeem Ramsay ... Samson
Romario Simpson ... Lizard
Jermaine Freeman Jermaine Freeman ... Skinner
Marcus Fraser ... Jabba
Saffron Coomber ... Grace
Frankie Fox ... Eddie Marks
Dennis Bovell Dennis Bovell ... Milton
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A single evening at a house party in 1980s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.

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Drama

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Lovers Rock is a style of reggae music noted for its romantic sound and content. See more »

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I Do Love You
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Stewart
Performed by Shaniqua Okwok
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Lovers Rock is a story portrayed through the music, the atmosphere and the chemistry of the people
27 November 2020 | by mohanhymanSee all my reviews

First of all, I appreciate and thankful that this story has been told as it was my era. I imagine it is a very difficult task to capture the house party vibe, atmosphere and energy and put this across on screen. I think it was a great effort portrayed by such a young cast especially the main characters, and I was really impressed by the music selection which certainly brought back some memories. I also loved how you could still hear the music playing during scenes out of the room, this made you feel like you were present.

There were some inaccuracies though, as pointed out by other reviewers. It's annoying as this could have easily been avoided, if the producers had consulted with a broad panel of people who had been around at the time, their experience would have been invaluable and made the story more authentic and pleasing.

I'm not going to be too critical though as Lovers Rock is a story portrayed through the music, the atmosphere and the chemistry of the people. For that reason I feel the good far outweighed a few finer details.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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