Shoplifters of the World
2021, NR, 91 min. Directed by Stephen Kijak. Starring Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, James Bloor.
Not reviewed at press time. A quartet of Smiths fans try to change the world as their friend takes over a radio station and forces the DJ to play nothing except Smiths songs. So, a horror story. Wait, no, this is a coming of age comedy? Yeesh. Well, guess this is for the half dozen folks who haven't worked out how dreadful Morrissey is, or that Joy Division were the better Manchester band. As were the Stone Roses, the Durutti Column, Black Grape, the Fall, Frank Sidebottom, and arguably Simply Red, on a good day. Featuring a lot of Smiths songs.
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Shoplifters of the World, Stephen Kijak, Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, James Bloor