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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.

Director:

Mark Gill
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Credited cast:
Jodie Comer ... Christine
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Linder Sterling
Jack Lowden ... Steven Patrick Morrissey
Peter McDonald ... Peter Morrissey
Simone Kirby ... Elizabeth Morrissey
Laurie Kynaston ... Johnny Marr
Graeme Hawley ... Mr. Leonard
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
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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.

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On Becoming Morrissey

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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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 »

Quotes

Gordon: I use her shit for toothpaste.
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Sen Me The Pillow You Dream On
Written by Hank Locklin
Performed by Johnny Tillotson
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And Heaven knows I'm Miserable Now
6 October 2018 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Yes it was only a matter of time before the life of Stephen Morrissey was brought to the 'big screen' and here it is. Now this is ostensibly about how crud his life was before he started The Smiths with Jonny Marr. Played by a handsome devil in the shape of Jack Lowden - he was in 'Dunkirk'.

It centres around his life in Manchester and his struggles with depression and issues of friendship, trust angst and writing critical letters on the Manc music scene to the NME. All the actors do a good job in their respective roles but is does have a staged quality in places - probably due to the cheap wigs that are sadly a part of period films these days.

It started off quite well and I was hooked then it starts to meander and spends soo much time on how he was miserable and working in jobs he hated - well we have all done that so as a vehicle for escapism it sort of fails. Then just as it was starting to show a glimmer of hope.... The end credits roll or is it reel? Anyway I had that - how soon is now feeling and just said of Director Mark Gill - don't take a bow - sorry not recommended at all.


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