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Sid And Nancy [DVD]
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on 9 January 2012
i remember catching this on tv years ago but unlike so many other films , this has really stood the test of time . One of the few Oldman performances when he doesnt go too far , Chloe Webb is great as the terrible but captivating Nancy . I loved seeing a pre fame and surgery Courtney love in all her really puppy fat . Great capturing of the music from the pogues and Joe Strummer , oh and of course lots of spitting . A great film for a saturday night in, when you open a bottle of wine and realise how sensible your life actually is .
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on 10 December 2017
good film has the 70 decade spot to a detail has modern music stars spot on most music stars are not drug abusers must for us music stars
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on 5 December 2017
a good film
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on 16 August 2017
Really good film
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on 23 August 2017
Great
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on 29 March 2017
Loved it
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on 16 May 2017
Ok
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on 27 April 2017
👌👍
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 17 May 2010
Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll. "Sid and Nancy" are crammed to the brim with those things, as well as a massive helping of death. This biopic follows the love affair between Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, set in the grimy, bloody, filthy punk subculture of the era -- and Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb are absolutely amazing.

Vicious (Oldman) was part of rising punk band the Sex Pistols when he met Spungen (Webb), an American groupie whom he finds oddly fascinating, despite the fact that her voice could etch glass. They also fight all the time, but make up just as fast.

So much to the disgust of the other Sex Pistols (especially Johnny Rotten) begin a passionate affair full of love, hate, sex and heroin addiction; Vicious lost focus on the band and drifting out on his own with Nancy. Little by little, the lovers slid into a hell of drugs, squalor and self-loathing -- until the day when Spungen died of a stab wound in the Chelsea Hotel.

They say that a lot of "Sid and Nancy" is fictionalized, but I'll freely admit that I'm not sure how much was. One thing is for sure -- the movie is a raw, painfully bleak experience occasionally lightened by moments of actual love and romance, but mostly overshadowed by the drugs and violence that were always present in Spungen and Vicious' relationship.

Alex Cox also does a brilliant job painting the punk subculture of the time -- lots of nastiness, screaming, blood, grime, garbage-filled alleys and howling music. And he spends the entire movie slowly sliding Spungen and Vicious down into their own private hell, alienating everybody and wrecking their bodies with drugs. The most horrible part is that he really makes you FEEL how they started with the world at their feet, but ended up in a world as small as their squalid hotel room.

The only problem is that sometimes he goes a bit overboard on the symbolism. Think garbage raining down like flowers during a Sid/Nancy kiss, or the weird prophetic dream where Sid shoots a "punk angel" Nancy only to have her come up onstage and embrace him.

Oldman and Webb are absolutely stunning in this role -- Oldman's face isn't quite like Vicious', but his mumbling emaciated performance is perfect. And every time you start to get sick of Vicious' antics, Oldman makes you feel sorry for him. And Webb's portrayal of Nancy is shrill and annoying enough to peel paint ("Whyyyyyyy?! I aaaaaaam noooooot! We are SO maaarried!"), but it's absolutely spot-on.

"Sid and Nancy" leaves you wondering if it's a rock'n'roll love story, or the tragic slide of two junkies into oblivion. Or, you know, both.
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on 22 April 2000
The story of Sid and nancy is ultimately one of tragedy but Alex Cox presents it in a way that leads to some acceptance for their fans. The film is hilarious in parts at the beginning but as Sid's world spirals downwards into depths of sickness and heroin the audience plunges with the couple. Gary Oldman portrays the vulnerability of Sid perfectly, whilst Chloe webb manages to balance the little girl side of nancy with the image that the media usually portray her with. Despite the squalor, Sid and nancy contains the most romantic sex scene and their love will move you more then any typical romantic comedy could. Every scene is structured perfectly, the falling rubbish symbolising their increasing isolation, the fire representing their loss of reality. I expected to cry whihc i hate but the actors drag you into the hotel room with them make you see why they died. I cannot express the true excellence of this film, not within 1000 words you have to watch it.
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