Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. ... See full summary »
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
Filming outside in Stroudley Walk, Bow, London on 5 July 2015. See more »
Joe Strummer is shown wearing a leather jacket with a star stenciled on the rear, when in actuality his motorcycle jacket was undecorated.
The band did occasionally use a variation of that logo on promotional material, but only after the release of their 1980 'Combat Rock' album. It didn't come into common use until the band's demise, appearing on t-shirts and badges etc. See more »
Cool first hand story about a kid who gets introduced to The Clash (in more ways than one)
I really liked Jonathan Rhys Meyers in it as Joe Strummer. It was fun to see him play a real lively character as the front man of The Clash.
The movie itself is more about how a boy named Shay is influenced by the music of the Clash while going through some hard times. His really hot mom (played by Natascha McElhone) left the family to live the life she wanted, while his father (Played by Dougray Scott), plays the classic stereotype of an adult who forgot what it was like to be young and is shifting too much responsibility on his son.
London Town is greatly similar to another Coming-of-Age film, Sing Street (which is a little better), as Shay allows a crush on a punk rock girl to greatly influence his walk down the path of punk, which leads him to meeting Joe Strummer.
The film's formula is very direct, and it's focus on punk rock makes it a perfect persona of the early days of the genre. It's a love letter to The Clash any fan would enjoy.
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