LONDON TOWN REVIEWED
“London Town” follows a teenager, as he tries to save his family’s business and stay afloat in late 70s London. Along the way, he meets Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Meyers proves that “Velvet Goldmine” wasn’t a fluke by simply nailing his portrayal. Yeah, I kinda buried the hook of the film. Family saving teenager meets up with early Joe Strummer and they rock out at Peak Punk style. The rest of the film is your standard Young Adult fare wrapped in a blanket of perfectly cool.
The soundtrack is on point and I can see it leading many a 12 year old down a path of better music. But, does it make for a better film? Not quite, but it produces a coming-of-age tale that is enjoyable in a way that few films nail down. If they can’t all be “Sing Street”, then they can at least try to be “London Town”. Give it a stream before you purchase.
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1