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Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

Supersonic (original title)
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Oasis's breakthrough years documented into a detailed depiction of the infamous brothers from Manchester forming the band in the early 90's leading up to the legendary performance at Knebworth.

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Mat Whitecross
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Arthurs ... Self - Rhythm Guitar (as Bonehead)
Christine Biller Christine Biller ... Self - Ignition Management (as Christine Mary Biller)
Mark Coyle Mark Coyle ... Self - Sound Engineer & Producer
Debbie Turner ... Self - Rhythm Guitar & Singer, Sister Lovers (as Debbie Ellis)
Liam Gallagher ... Self - Singer
Noel Gallagher ... Self - Songwriter & Guitar
Paul Gallagher Paul Gallagher ... Self - Noel and Liam's Brother
Peggy Gallagher ... Self - Noel and Liam's Mother (as Peggie Gallagher)
Paolo Hewitt Paolo Hewitt ... Self - Writer
Tony McCarroll ... Self - Drums
Alan McGee ... Self - Creation Records
Owen Morris Owen Morris ... Self - Producer
Maggie Mouzakitis ... Self - Tour Manager
Jason Rhodes Jason Rhodes ... Self - Roadie & Guitar Tech
Phil Smith ... Self
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Oasis's breakthrough years documented into a detailed depiction of the infamous brothers from Manchester forming the band in the early 90's leading up to the legendary performance at Knebworth.

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The incredible true story of the band that defined an era.


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Rated R for pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »
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'Supersonic' was the first single Oasis released which only peaked at #31 in the UK Charts. See more »

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Features Oasis: First Night Live at Maine Road (1996) See more »

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Champagne Supernova
Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
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A must-see for any Oasis fan, with much rare and unseen footage
27 October 2016 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"Oasis: Supersonic" (2016 release from the UK; 122 min.) is a documentary about the early years of Britain's biggest band of the 90s. As the movie opens, the voice-over mentions that the band went in less than 3 years from signing to a label to headlining Knebworth 1996 in front of 250,000 fans, and the footage shows us the mega-madness that event was. We then go back in time, to the childhood of Noel and Liam (5 years younger) and oldest brother Paul, and how Noel and Liam end up in music. At this point we're 10 min. into the movie.

Couple of comments: this documentary is directed by Mat Whitecross, a Brit who's directed other music-related documentaries. More tellingly, the movie is executive produced by Asif Kagadu, who last year directed the brilliant and Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy". This documentary made a number of very smart choices, including: (1) it focuses ONLY on the early years (nothing beyond 1996 is covered or mentioned), and the bulk of the film is about 1994-95, when the band reached it critical and commercial peak with the first 2 albums and the many related singles and B-sides from that era; (2) the sibling rivalry between Noel and Liam is not neglected but neither is it overplayed. I loved Noel's observation "I am like a cat, while Noel's like a dog. I am independent, while he craves attention and begs 'play with me! throw me the ball!", ha! (3) the documentary contains some amazing footage, including of Oasis' very first gig (8/18/91, when Noel hadn't even joined yet) and the infamous gig in Glasgow (5/31/93) where they were spotted by Creation Records co-owner Alan McGee, who promptly signed them. (And Noel comments about that gig: "There were 7 people there, and he (McGee) was 2 of them. So yea, we were an overnight sensation, 2 1/2 years in the making." The rest, as they say, is history. There are a lot of funny moments sprinkled throughout the film as well, which really keeps the overall mood quite light, and that is a good thing. Bottom line: if you are a fan of Oasis, as I was from the beginning, you absolutely do not want to miss this.

I saw "Oasis: Supersonic" at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati last night, when the movie was shown in theaters across the country for a one-night-only showing. The theater here was PACKED, somewhat to my surprise. I guess there is a pent-up demand (nostalgia?) for the good ol' days of the 90s Britpop. Much of the crowd roared with delight at the funny bits, and seemed completely into the movie (as was I). "Oasis: Supersonic" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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English

Release Date:

26 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,880, 30 October 2016

Gross USA:

$242,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,478,119
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