REVIEW: SEX & DRUGS & ROCK
OVERVIEW: Named after one of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ most enduring songs, sex&drugs&rock&roll is a rip-snorting portrait of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Dury, the mercurial British punk rock pioneer, is indelibly portrayed by Andy Serkis. The performance garnered a BAFTA nomination for Serkis, who is known for his motion-capture collaborations with Peter Jackson in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and the upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
sex & drugs & rock &
roll is one of a selection of Tribeca Film titles being distributed by New Video in 2010 and 2011. Tribeca Film is a distribution platform acquiring and releasing films year-round and is supported by Founding Partner American Express. The films range from award-winning dramas and revealing documentaries to uproarious comedies and stunning animated features, many of which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival prior to theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles. The films from the Tribeca Film slate were also available on video on demand in 40 million U.S. homes simultaneously with their Festival screenings through relationships with leading telecom, cable and satellite providers.
SYNOPSIS: BAFTA nominee Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars in this ripsnorting and unapologetic portrait of mercurial British punk rock pioneer, Ian Dury (Ian Dury and The Blockheads).
Funny, heartbreaking and very rock-and-roll, this directorial debut of The Road to Guantanamo co-director Mat Whitecross chronicles everything from Dury’s troubled childhood and battle with debilitating polio, to the effects of his fame on his relationships and fatherhood.
The New York Daily News raves, “Whitecross and Serkis gleefully adopt their subject’s punk-rock ethos, injecting mischievous energy into every scene.” Vanity Fair says, “Serkis captures the qualities that made Dury a great frontman — his working-class swagger, his delight in word play, the vulnerability behind his often brutish veneer, and the magnetic charisma that in every era separates those who belong on stage from those who don’t. You can’t take your eyes off of him.”
The single disc is filled with revealing bonus features, including an audio commentary and interview with Whitecross, Serkis and the rest of the team behind the film, plus deleted scenes and My Tribeca Story, a featurette about Whitecross presented by American Express.
Audio commentary with the sex&drugs&rock&roll team
My Tribeca Story with Mat Whitecross presented by American Express
An interview with the sex&drugs&rock&roll team presented by
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