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Ordinary World (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 14 October 2016 (USA)
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An aging punk rocker copes with life after rock.

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Lee Kirk

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Lee Kirk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Perry
Fred Armisen ... Gary
Judy Greer ... Christy
Selma Blair ... Karen
Chris Messina ... Jake
Brian Baumgartner ... Rupert
John Doman ... Walt
Madisyn Shipman ... Salome
Kevin Corrigan ... Pete
Mia Dillon ... Joan
Lucas Papaelias ... Johnny
Dallas Roberts ... Mickey
Rick Younger ... Dean
Sean Gunn ... Ted
Valentine Miele Valentine Miele ... Joe
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The mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his 40th birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the presidential suite of the Drake Hotel - where he encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have since moved on to bigger and better things.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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English

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14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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This movie contains new original tracks from Billie Joe Armstrong/Green Day That were played live at TRIBECA film festival The songs are called "Devil's Kind" and "Ordinary World" See more »

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When Jake is giving Perry $1,000 for his birthday, he counts off $100 increments but there is clearly a $10 bill on top. See more »

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Hyper Enough
Written by Laura Ballance, Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur and Jon Wurster
Performed by Superchunk
Courtesy of Merge Records
Published by All the Songs Sound the Same Music
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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By the way, the guy from Green Day is in a movie
5 December 2016 | by mrturk182See all my reviews

Ordinary World stars Billie Joe Armstrong as a middle-aged divorced father approaching his 40th birthday and yearning for his early days as a punk rocker. It wasn't just the premise that drew me to this movie. It was also the fact that it was being played out by an actor whose day job is a punk rocker. And not just any punk rocker. Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of the famous punk rock trio Green Day, which formed back in 1986 and broke into the music scene in 1994 with the album Dookie. I've been a Green Day fan since they put out "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", and I've grown up listening to Dookie, American Idiot, and 21st Century Breakdown, which are some of my favorite albums ever. This year, Green Day has put out an album titled Revolution Radio, and it includes a track called "Ordinary World", which this movie not only features on the soundtrack, but also got named after. While "Ordinary World" is the best track off of Revolution Radio, this movie isn't quite on the same par as that song of the same name. It is a pretty solid movie, though. It's a nice, meaningful middle-aged story that comes from director Lee Kirk, but fits Billie Joe's perspective quite well. And although the story doesn't have a clear mission that our main character goes on, it's easy to understand what it's aiming for. Also, while Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't have a lot of acting experience, he does give a quite convincing performance. Putting into consideration the time he went to rehab during the band's 2012 trio release era that was as unstable and disastrous as the ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! albums themselves, you can understand his character's thinking and feeling, and it definitely relates to his own life. It may not be a perfect film (not that it was trying to be one), but Ordinary World is a pleasantly harmless movie that serves as a good side-project from a famous punk rocker.

Score: 68/100

Recommendation: Any fans of Green Day


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