LOVEFiLM Review: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

Andy Serkis stars as volatile British new wave icon Ian Dury in this biopic from BAFTA-nominated director Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo). As a young boy, Dury nearly died after being stricken with polio. Though the ravaging disease would leave him permanently disabled, however, it would also instill him with the drive and perseverance to become one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Along with his band Ian Dury & the Blockheads, the unpredictable rocker would become a key figure in the new wave movement of the late ’70s. But through it all Dury’s abrasive behavior never subsided, even during quiet moments with his delicate young son, Baxter (Bill Milner). Ray Winstone, Naomie Harris, and Olivia Williams co-star

The life and times of eccentric and controversial entertainer Ian Dury played by Ian Serkis. A film that I can only describe as brilliant. It’s a film that compares to Tom Hardy’s performance for Bronson in a sense of an actor really absorbing his character.

I think this is actually Serkis’ best acting performance and is a great watch. He is Ian Dury and the film also boasts a stella support cast. My only gripe is thats its a bit too long.

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