DVD: Telstar, For retail & rental, (Momentum)
Sunday 27 September 2009
Nick Moran's biopic of Joe Meek (Con O'Neill), the troubled British pop producer, is one of the most enjoyable directorial debuts in years.
It doesn't disguise its origins as a stage play too well, but it bursts with energy and eccentricity, even as it shifts from a whirling, rambunctious period farce to a tragic character study reminiscent of the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears. And it has 10 times more to say about 1960s Britpop than The Boat That Rocked.
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- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
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