Dynamic, funny and real, the film tells a story of the McCorrmy brothers’ vain efforts to make their way through the 80s music scene and outstrip the fame of their old school mates, U2.

It has all the ingredients of a proper band movie: garage practices, underground gigs, the sweet smell of success and the bitter aftertaste of failure, brotherhood and betrayal, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – generously spiced with humor. In fact, the filmmakers seem to be so desperate to make sure you are not bored that every minor episode is greatly overstated – be it extremely dramatic or hilarious. The rest is cut out, neglecting its importance for the story, leaving your eyes wet with tears, your stomach hurting from laughing, and your head aching from the amount of information to digest.

3 Stars

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