ENGLAND IS MINE REVIEWED
“England is Mine” is the Morrissey origin story. It could’ve been better if he fought Michael Keaton over the NYC airspace, but it works. What it doesn’t do is explain away the wild personality changes or explains away the darker points of his time with The Smiths. The film examines how stand-offish the guy is, but it portrays it like a painfully shy guy hiding away possible mental illness. Given how lovingly the film treats its subject, I’m surprised that Morrissey wasn’t involved in the film. Oh well, it’s still well worth checking out for Smiths fans.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 12/19/17
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Supplemental Material - 91%91%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
Steven, better known to most as Morrissey, frontman of iconic band The Smiths, is a restless young man struggling to escape his working class roots. He dreams of being in a band, writing music and flying clear of the daily grind. One evening lurking in the shadows at a gig he meets Linder: artistic, literate, intelligent, she is all he sees in himself They fast become confidants, his courage and sense of purpose increasing day by day. Suddenly a chance encounter with guitarist Billy leads to a first gig. But Billy and Linder cannot support Steven forever, each making their own escape to the bright lights of London. Can Steven find his own path and find an England of his own?