Tuesday, September 4, 2007

This Is England

This Is England was finally released this week. I'd been waiting a long time for this movie and I was NOT disappointed.

The movie is set in 1983 England and follows a small gang of skinheads who have recently taken under their wing a 12 year old named Shaun, who is happy to belong and finally not be bullied in school. It's a very ugly time in England (war, Margaret Thatcher) and an ugly time in the leadership of this small "gang". Torn apart by racist/nationalist views and an integrated love for all skins, black or white, though the Pakistani culture is also a focus of hate. It captures the era perfectly.

The music is GREAT too. Toots & The Maytals, The Upsetters, UK Subs and tons more. The dialogue is sometimes very funny and sometimes very intense. I don't think this movie will be available in the US very long so hurry up!! Wow. This is a horrible "review". It's not really a review anyways. It's just how I started MY week. And my week started PERFECTLY.

Here's some stuff to check out and educate that ass on This Is England the movie:

CLICK HERE for This Is England official website

CLICK HERE for This Is England Myspace

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