Manchester, 1976. Stephen Patrick Morrissey is unemployed and depressed. He eventually finds work but it doesn't interest him. His only interest appears to be writing down his observations on life and people in a journal. We see his life over the next six years and how this period would have a bearing on his later life for, in 1982, he was to form The Smiths, one of the most influential bands of the 80s.Written by
The record store owner in the movie is played by Nigel Young, the real-life owner of the Reel Around The Fountain Records shop in Stretford Arndale shopping centre. Reel Around The Fountain Records is named after a song written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr on the Smiths debut album, the fountain in question was in the Stretford Arndale centre, inspiring Nigel to name his shop after it. The movie producers fitted out an empty shop unit in the upper level of Stretford Arndale as a 1970s record shop to use as the set for the film, Nigel's actual shop was in the lower level at the time of filming in 2016 but he assisted in creating the filming set. Since then, the redevelopment of the shopping centre has seen Reel Around The Fountain Records move to a new unit in the upper level, a curious case of life imitating art. See more »
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
Written by Ron Mael (as Ronald D. Mael)
Performed by Sparks See more »
A Wikipedia Page in Film
What a disappointing pile of garbage. This film could have been so much more but all it did was take a few key events from wikipedia and make a movie.
"If you have five seconds to spare, then I'll tell you the story of my life / Sixteen, clumsy and shy / That's the story of my life."
The film was Clumsy in the making, shy in the facts and was a waste of more than 5 seconds of my life.
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