England Is Mine

England Is Mine

England Is Mine

A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in '70s Manchester before he went on to become the singer of seminal band The Smiths.

Steven Patrick Morrissey wants to write and sing. But as a young man, his voice goes no further than the NME letters page and his dead-end office walls. When the punk scene explodes, Steven discovers there's more to life than dark satanic mills. With the help of strong women, the young Morrissey embarks on a journey to become himself in a world that's trying to make him like everybody else.

201794 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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England Is Mine / Reviews

Variety

Variety

At certain points in the middle of it, you may think "I'm miserable now," though not in the way that Morrissey had in mind.

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Total Film

Total Film

Lowden and Findlay excel in their roles, but Mark Gill's Moz-movie needed more: both more music and more "people who are young and alive".

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is ... a great deal of moping.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's decently and honestly acted by Jack Lowden, who keeps the film alive, but it somehow winds up being a story about always following your dream and never giving up and even has an inspirational speech from Morrissey's mum.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Gives Morrissey and Smiths fans a dose of what life was like for the brooding musician before his days as a leading front man.

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Independent

Independent

As an account of the Adrian Mole-like growing pains of the depressive young would-be artist, the film makes surprisingly poignant viewing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Struggles to evoke the atmosphere of its setting - Manchester, 1976-1982 - and to bring its tantalisingly enigmatic subject into satisfying focus.

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