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 »
Steven Patrick Morrissey:
Life. In its humdrum sense is worth avoiding. It's the factory for father, and the kitchen for mother. It's arguments at the dinner table. Missing children on the news. And through it all, a sense that things are slowly falling apart. Is it better to choose another record, to flip the lid on the pills and wait for something to happen? Is it better to turn out the lights, climb under the covers, until sleep invites you to a world you've always wanted? Is it better than the one that's in front of...
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A film/docudrama about the early days of The Smiths/Morrissey. When this is set, in the late 70's, if you took a photograph and had it developed you would have got a photo and a negative copy. This film is like the negative of the events. It's like the uninteresting part of something special...... and don't get me wrong . The Smiths were special, in every sense of the word. Shame, what could have been..........
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