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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Andy Serkis
Naomie Harris
Olivia Williams
Bill Milner
Directors
Mat Whitecross
Screenwriters
Paul Viragh
Running Time
113 minutes

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Andy Serkis is a runaway Dury


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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Plot
After years of slogging around the pub circuit, Ian Dury (Andy Serkis) ditches his band and forms the Blockheads to critical and commercial acclaim, but his sudden escalating success has a profound and damaging effect on those around him, not least his son, Baxter (Bill Milner)…


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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