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Release Date: May 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Stricken with polio as a child, Ian Dury (Andy Serkis) finds success as a British punk rocker in the 1970s.

Cast: Andy Serkis, Olivia Williams, Naomie Harris, Bill Milner, Toby Jones, Tom Hughes, Noel Clarke, Mackenzie Crook

Director: Mat Whitecross

Genres: Drama, Biography

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A sometimes whimsical and magical take on the life of one of Britain’s most artistically charged rock stars. Serkis shines in his role as the troubled singer. show more

  • It's an energetic and vivacious film that will appeal to fans of punk rock worldwide and should find its place in the pantheon of great music-film biographies. show more

  • Musical biopics usually replicate a star's rise and fall in depressingly predictable fashion. Hurray, then, for Mat Whitecross and his vibrantly eclectic take on what should feel like the same old story. show more

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Awards

Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)