ENGLAND IS MINE
Talented teenage singer Steven Patrick Morrissey forms a band in Manchester, England, in the 1970s
It was a time of paisley shirts and sweater vests. Of shopping trolleys in the canal. Foggy, dimly lit alleyways and cul-de-sacs. Of unemployment and bills and duffle coats.
And it was a time when Morrissey was still plain old Steven Patrick Morrissey, a morose music critic who sends off his barbed reviews of late seventies Manchester music scene to the NME.
Living at home, tucked away in his bedroom, the turning point in Morrissey's introverted existence comes when he bumps into outgoing Linder Sterling (Brown Findlay), who in turn introduces him to Billy Duffy (Lawrence), a budding guitarist for punk outfit The Nosebleeds.
“Smiths fans will love this *****.”
“This early years Morrissey biopic…(has) a sarky, sharp-tongued streak of northern English humour.”
- Cath Clarke, Time Out