Good Vibrations 2012

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Eager to shift thoughts away from the Troubles during the 1970s, music fanatic Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer) opens a record store, ?Good Vibrations?, in the heart of one of Belfast?s roughest districts.

Starring:
Michael Colgan,Karl Johnson
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Good Vibrations

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Product Details

Genres Music
Director Lisa Barros D'Sa
Starring Michael Colgan, Karl Johnson
Supporting actors Liam Cunningham, Adrian Dunbar, Dylan Moran, Jodie Whittaker, Richard Dormer
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mista Craig on 27 Aug. 2013
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This a real snippit from the underground punk movement in Belfast during the Seventies. I feel that the "Punk" movement was the changing of tides in the music industry and feel that its due for another one!

This beautifully presented black comedy takes a really good look back at this time and portrays it well. The main Character is played extremely well and anyone who loves music and shopped in independent music shops in Belfast in the past thirty years will know who Terry is.

Great sound track, and a great strap line.

"New York has the hair style, London has the jeans but Belfast has the reason"... something along those lines.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 21 Sept. 2013
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Spine tingling.... That's all can say about the feeling I had when Richard Dormer spoke his first lines as Terri.... he had if down to a tee. Refreshing to see a movie come out of Northern Ireland that nods to the Troubles without dwelling on the period on the late 70s and early 80s when there was....a fantastic piece of work I look forward to more creativity from the Team that produced this little gem...
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The History of punk rock comes from Belfat. Amazing film with a great soundtrack. This is a must for punk music fans!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Machin on 20 Aug. 2013
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Add it to the pantheon of great music movies, and great British movies - a film which manages to capture not just the essence of punk but - without being sanctimonious or didactic - what it must have meant to kids growing up in the brutal grimness of '70s Belfast. Saying which, it's actually a film full of joy and excitement - the bit when 'Teenage Kicks' finally gets played on Peel brought a tear to my eye, as did the bit when Terri - in many ways the holy fool - sold the rights to Teenage Kicks to Sire Records for 500, enough to get their van fixed. A triumphant movie and a triumphant life, recalling a time when commercial success wasn't the only yardstick of greatness. Loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By howdo? on 23 Sept. 2013
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This story took place at a tuning point in my life, I loved it.

Perhaps there isn't so much to say, but I felt the film spent too much time dwelling on the troubles and little on the life and business of the great man.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christine bond on 3 April 2014
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I lived there and went to Queens there. It was not a scene I was aware of so I found it interesting. However, I had to put the sub titles on to follow the dialogue. It was not an accent I recognised.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Dersley on 23 Mar. 2014
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He alerted me to this gem in his alternative Oscars list, otherwise I might have missed it. This film is just brilliant at capturing the emergence of punk in Belfast, perhaps inevitably as a reaction to the Troubles and the grim economic climate of Northern Ireland in the 70s and 80s. Of course there are points where the film goes for dramatic effect but it definitely, gloriously captured key moments, like first hearing and experiencing punk and the story of "Teenage Kicks". There was always something unique about punk in Northern Ireland but I never knew what or why - this film goes a long way to explaining that. The finale concert with the anarchic rendition of Sonny Bono's "Laugh At Me" is wonderful - I'd never thought of that pseudo hippy song as a punk number but it works wonderfully. I can't recommend this film enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Betty on 2 Feb. 2014
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I love this music, I remember them so well and they were so so good, so pleased I got this! Thanks
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