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Christmas 1988. Soulmates, woody and Lol find themselves in exile from each other and the gang. Trying to understand the definition 'growing up', Shaun begins a course at College, that quickly takes the wrong turn.
The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England.
Lyra Mae Thomas,
2011. After 15+ years apart, the original members of iconic English band The Stone Roses - Ian Brown, John Squire, Alan "Reni" Wren and Gary "Mani" Mounfield - reform for a concert tour. Enlisting the film-making talents of director Shane Meadows (This is England, Dead Man's Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass) this film documents their reunion, including initial meetings, practice sessions and the concerts themselves. There is also coverage of their 80/90s history.Written by
A celebratory film, there were hints about the reasons for the breakup, and really it didn't need any kind of in-depth analysis. It was self-evident at the time why the band had imploded, to any self-respecting fan at least....Life got in the way, as it tends to do, so it was good that the director put the focus onto the positive elements of the band...the biggest positive being that they somehow managed to get back together at all. Listening to John Squire eloquently fend off a question about his past insistence that there would never be a reunion, you get a sense of the chemistry and no-nonsense spirit that underlies the band. They are a magical group. They are at times indescribably brilliant. They have at times also been numbingly average, but that humanity at their core is what defines them. There's a kind of joyful aura that goes with them, and it's infectious, humorous, uplifting, sometimes spine-tingling. The Warrington gig was brilliantly built-up and you could literally taste the euphoria. Probably fans of the band will get more out of this than casual viewers. The rehearsal scenes are really excellent, seeing them together again and enjoying themselves. Such a positive group. Can't wait for the next instalment after the third album tour.
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