7.2/10
4,434
24 user 72 critic

Good Vibrations (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 March 2013 (UK)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

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

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Tunnard
Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein
Venus I (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Anna lives in her Mums garden shed making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to come out but Anna doesnt want to.

Director: Rachel Tunnard
Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Rachael Deering
Journeyman I (2017)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.

Director: Paddy Considine
Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Dormer ... Terri Hooley
Liam Cunningham ... Davy
Jodie Whittaker ... Ruth
Adrian Dunbar ... Andy
Kerr Logan ... Feargal Sharky
Killian Scott ... Ronnie Matthews
Dylan Moran ... Pat
David Wilmot ... Eric
Patrick FitzSymons ... Des, BBC Reporter (as Patrick Fitzsymons)
Karl Johnson ... George
Andrew Simpson ... Getty
Mark Ryder ... Greg Cowan
Ryan McParland ... Fangs
Patrick O'Kane ... Hatchet
Ruth McCabe ... Mavis
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

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobre vibracije See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the first music recording studio scene in the movie when the actor Richard Dormer playing Terri Hooley manages to get a slot to record the single Big Time by Rudi there is an accordion player in the recording booth in the background. The accordion player is the real Terri Hooley in a cameo appearance. 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

Dream Baby Dream
Written by Martin Rev and Alan Vega
Performed by Suicide
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records
Published by Revega Publishing Company ASCAP HF
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting life...
31 March 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

War, poverty, desolation.

When everything looks dismal and negative, how can one escape and persevere? Through music of course.

Terri Hooley had the answer to the misery of his time. By opening a record shop and encouraging locals to create new music he provided an antidote to the gloom and became instrumental in establishing the Belfast punk scene.

Some thought he was mad, but creativity and madness go together and without any regard for consequences he just stormed ahead driven not by materialistic ambition but out of love for music.

An inspiring bio faithfully brought to the big screen, that effortlessly brought a much needed smile to the audience.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed