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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
William Spicer
Tom Spicer
Kate Spicer
Lars Ulrich.
Directors
James Moore
William Spicer.
Screenwriters
Running Time
78 minutes

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Mission To Lars
Get Ulrich Or Die Tryin'


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Plot
Tom Spicer has Fragile X Syndrome, a learning disability that makes life a constant challenge. His brother and sister, Will and Kate, decide to make his greatest dream come true: a meeting with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.


Review
Mission To Lars
The most common problem with dreaming of meeting Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is the fact he’s a superstar. But for Tom, everyone including Lars wishes to make that dream come true. It’s Fragile X syndrome (“autism with bells on”) that’s the key obstacle. Tom’s sister and brother make it their mission to get him to America in this moving doc, but even they are unprepared for the myriad frustrations caused by his anxiety-breeding condition. This is not about where the Spicers end up, but how they get there, and you endure every stressful, exhausting and spectacularly tender moment of that voyage with them.


Verdict
The film that reduced Lemmy to tears will have a similar affect on you. Just lovely.


Reviewed by Eve Barlow

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