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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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