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Like and not like at the same time.
on 13 February 2012
I have been a Motorhead fan for 30+ years having first been hooked by 'No Sleep Til Hammersmith' shortly after it's release. I watched this movie with mixed emotions. I thouroughly enjoyed interviews with Lemmy and the other musicians, the live sequences etc. But the whole way through the film I was wondering about the flip side of his life - the Ian Kiliminster, rural Welsh boy lost, not the Lemmy. Has the Lemmy role, which he plays to perfection, taken over Ian Kilimister the person? He has lived his public life as Lemmy in a very hedonisdtic way, not caring about tomorrow. As a result his personal life now consists of living alone in a rather dingy apartmement filled with 'stuff' and on the road. Is this any life for someone of his age and stature? I know he says he has lived the life he wanted to live and he wears the 'Hardman of Rock - Couldn't Give a F***' mask with ease. But how about when he shuts the apartment or hotel door? Is he so at ease with himself then?
I was unsure how to rate this film, it gets a five star for the content as it is, but only a three star for not delving deeper, beyond the 'Lemmy' cartoon character that he has built about himself.