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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.

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Mark Gill
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Cast

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
Marc Graham Marc Graham ... Gordon
Vivienne Bell Vivienne Bell ... Jackie Morissey
Rosanna Rosanna ... Siobhan
Joseph Carter Joseph Carter ... Gary
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Storyline

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 grantss

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On Becoming Morrissey

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$366,802
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Honlodge Productions See more »
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2.39:1
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Trivia

The title is taken from the lyric "I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving, England is mine, it owes me a living" from the song "Still Ill", which was never a UK Top 75 chart hit but featured on the 1984 debut album by The Smiths. See more »

Quotes

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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Give Him A Great Big Kiss
Written by Shadow Morton (as George "Shadow" Morton)
Performed by The Nosebleeds
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a film for the fans!!!
8 August 2017 | by gamedoglukeSee all my reviews

to start off with, if you're going into this film hoping to see plenty of smiths songs and smiths related stuff, you're going to be disappointed. however this film is a realistic, enlightening and well made insight into a young, socially awkward yet likable Stephen Patrick Morrissey, trying to get his voice heard in the cramped music scene of the 1970/80s. Jack Lowden (Morrissey) who may not really look a lot like Morrissey, does a excellent job of portraying all of his unique characteristics and making him likable in the processes.

as a massive smiths fan I was of course disappointed at the absence of any smiths songs, however the music was still very good, using a lot of mid 70s tracks, which is sure to give a lot of older fans nostalgia. the only problem I found was that I originally knew this would obviously be a dramatization like most film biographies, but I then found out later that this is an unauthorized film, meaning that all of this could of possibly been false information, which is a bit of a waste of an hour and a half if it is.

altogether though it was a very well made film with lots of style and memorable performances. hopefully a follow-up will be made in the future which focuses more on the smiths and their road to becoming one of the most recognizable bands ever made.


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