Decent performances all round. Has Sting in a semi-major role.
To see this movie made me 30 years younger ... I have been in that disco.
The cast look at odds with the dialogue. Daniels looks and acts like a demented sock puppet, probably trying too hard to inject some passion. The complexities of the original album themes, and his character, watered down for mass appeal.
Its a checkbox film:
Scooters n Parkas - Check
Mods v Rockers - Check
Inter-Generational Conflict - check
Sex n Drugs - Check
Chicken shit ending - check
The film revolves around the central character of Jimmy played by Phil Daniels.
Jimmy is your typical Mod but we see his descent into a drugged up violent tempered ending.
A smuttering of Cockney stars (and Sting) make up the cast. Look out for a youthful looking Nasty Nick Cotton and Jim Carver off The Bill.
The soundtrack makes the film though. The Who deserve recognition.