7.2/10
4,821
26 user 71 critic

Good Vibrations (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 March 2013 (UK)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Writers:

Colin Carberry (screenplay), Glenn Patterson (screenplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jodie Whittaker ... Ruth
Richard Dormer ... Terri Hooley
Liam Cunningham ... Davy
Killian Scott ... Ronnie Matthews
Adrian Dunbar ... Andy
Kerr Logan ... Feargal Sharky
Dylan Moran ... Pat
David Wilmot ... Eric
Andrew Simpson ... Getty
Karl Johnson ... George
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Dave
Conor MacNeill ... Schoolboy Executive
Mark Ryder ... Greg Cowan
Ruth McCabe ... Mavis
Demetri Goritsas ... Paul McNally
Edit

Storyline

In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a true rock n roll story

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Dormer wore a prosthetic eye without a pinhole so he could see as Terri Hooley sees (Hooley lost an eye as a child). See more »

Goofs

During the concert in the Ulster Hall, a punk is seen wearing a Casualties patch.The Casualties were formed in 1990. See more »

Quotes

Terri Hooley: When I look out at youse all gathered here, it confirms something I always felt.
Terri Hooley: When It comes to punk: New York has the haircuts, London Has the trousers, but Belfast has the Reason!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Outcast
Written by Edgar Campbell and Ernest L. Johnson
Performed by The Animals
Licensed courtesy of Polydor Records (USA)
under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
and Barn Music Limited/The Animals
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Good
22 August 2014 | by manitobaman81See all my reviews

No matter what anyone says, this is utterly fantastic. Good Vibrations was well-received in its American premiere. A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene. I found the film a little too dark and a little too slow as it moves to what seems like an inevitable bitter end. The plot is not as well thought out as the original, but it still does the cast well. I would suggest renting it, or perhaps buying it if the price is right. My final rating for this movie is 7 out of 10, and it deserves it in every way. This film is worthy of all the hopes you have.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobre vibracije See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$500,168
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed