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England Is Mine (2017)

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A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.


Mark Gill
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Credited cast:
Jodie Comer ... Christine
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Linder Sterling
Jack Lowden ... Steven Patrick Morrissey
Simone Kirby ... Elizabeth Morrissey
Peter McDonald ... Peter Morrissey
Graeme Hawley ... Mr. Leonard
Laurie Kynaston ... Johnny Marr
Finney Cassidy ... Darren
Adam Lawrence ... Billy Duffy
Katherine Pearce Katherine Pearce ... Anji Hardie
Nicola-Jayne Wells Nicola-Jayne Wells ... Rock Chick
Vivienne Bell Vivienne Bell ... Jackie Morissey
Marc Graham Marc Graham ... Gordon
Rosanna Rosanna ... Siobhan
Joseph Carter Joseph Carter ... Gary


A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.

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On Becoming Morrissey


Biography | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven See more »

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Production Co:

Honlodge Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


The movie was filmed entirely on location in Stretford, Greater Manchester, UK, Steven Morrissey's home city, and the actual locations where the events in the movie took place. Some of the subways seen in the movie's title sequence have been destroyed and filled in by the local council since filming was completed, as part of the redevelopment of the road systems in Stretford. Only the one with steps visible at the end of the subway in shots in the film remains. The subway movie scenes thus now show a part of Morrissey's former home city that no longer exists, and the film itself has become an historical record of the neighbourhood and of Morrissey's youth. See more »


Gordon: I use her shit for toothpaste.
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Outside Looking In
(Gillan Edgar)
Performed by The Ten Ton Trucks
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Morrissey is not Hollywood!
12 January 2018 | by amagjunkSee all my reviews

I guess people give this movie a crappy review because it's not your average Hollywood movie. It's not a Hollywood movie. It rises above that. It makes you work a bit, and it lasts long when you return to the music of Morrissey.

I loved the music of The Smiths and Morrissey in the 80s and 90s. I was just a kid. The music was cool and it bombarded the airwaves. As I grew older, I paid much more attention to the lyrics and was surprised how arrogant, cynical, and depressing the lyrics could be. As a kid, I just liked the melodies of songs like "Ask" "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" and "Girlfriend in a Coma". I liked Morrissey's voice too. After paying more attention to the lyrics, I had much more respect for the music. It is bloody brilliant.

With respect to what Morrissey brought to the music with his lyrics and smooth crooning, this movie attempts to dig deep into the soul of Steven Patrick Morrissey, which is a daring venture, considering his worldwide droves of competing and critical followers. I believe this movie accomplished its goal.

The naysayers will argue that the movie is boring and vague, or that the filmmaker's representation is unflattering and noxious to the legend that is Morrissey. To them I can only say, "Go back and listen to the lyrics that create a window through which you might understand who Steven Patrick Morrissey was and really is."

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