Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu

 
 
 

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

 

aka: Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll
UK 2010, 115 minutes
Dir. Mat Whitecross
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama, Music / Punk

Topics: Period 1970s.

 

Aroview: Andy Serkis portrays trailblazing British rocker Ian Dury, who overcame childhood polio and its attendant social problems to emerge as an unlikely chart-topping figurehead of the punk era.

Gen-Y dir. Whitecross doesn't have the sensitivity for the period or the chronology that Dury fans should rightly expect, and his manic style doesn't settle for enough time to engage viewer empathy. What we're left with is a bravura performance from Serkis, who gives a startling impression of the late Dury's vocal style and lovable roguishness, and some jolly good songs ("Hit Me", "Reasons to Be Cheerful", "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" etc.) which are provided as re-recordings by the original Blockheads themselves.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
 

Close Relatives

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll cover
Rental
DVD (R4) $6 Rent
Purchase
DVD (R1)
Import Sale
$10 Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty