Hunky Dory

Critic Score

56%

User Score

46%
In theaters Mar 22, 2013
Unrated, 1 hr. 49 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Relive the summer of 1976 in this heartwarming British musical from the producer of Billy Elliot. Minnie Driver plays Viv, a fiery high school drama teacher determined to fire up her hormonal,
Director: Marc Evans
Rated: Unrated
Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Theater Release: Mar 22, 2013
DVD Release: Jul 23, 2013

Critic Reviews

  • Golden-hued, feel-good treacle, the sort that the U.K. has tried to export ever since Billy Elliot. More...
  • The golden-hued cinematography (a filming cliché that really needs to be retired) and the sometimes slack direction by Marc Evans are minuses ... More...
  • At various moments this endearing but sudsy movie, which spills all over the place, evokes "High School Musical," "Glee" and "Billy Elliot." More...
  • Hunky Dory flits along blithely from number to transporting musical number until it ends - with a sigh - and dodges any authentic engagement with its own ideas. More...
  • Enthusiasm carries the day in this paint-by-numbers period tale, which is just charming enough to coast on its own clichés. More...
  • Director Marc Evans and screenwriter Laurence Coriat fumble both the musical side of their movie and the coming-of-age side. More...
  • Hunky Dory has some pleasant things in it, but unfortunately, the funereal pace makes a snail look like a jackrabbit. More...
  • When it's indulging in glammed-up musical sequences, Hunky Dory comes to life; everything else couldn't seem less inspiring. More...
  • Surprisingly, it's not bad. More...
  • Like a retro version of High School Musical with less charm. More...

User Reviews

  • This British (or if you prefer Welsh) independent musical about the trials of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show,...
  • Superb comedy-drama interspersed with some truly brilliant music and featuring a warm and affable performance from Minnie Driver as the EA teacher...