I Used to be Famous
I Used to be Famous (2022)
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I Used to be Famous – British Dramedy on Netflix

A British Come-Back Dramedy that Will Charm Even the Grumpiest Among You

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I Used to be Famous is a British 2022 drama comedy directed by Eddie Sternberg, and starring Ed Skrein, Eoin Macken and Eleanor Matsuura.

Premise

A former boy band star unexpectedly gets a second shot at success when he forms a bond with a gifted young drummer.

Review

The premise is perfect for a feelgood. Nothing like the story of the phoenix rising from the ashes and succeeding to make us recover our faith in the goodness of mankind, and the existence of justice, poetic or otherwise.

This British number is a guaranteed success on the streaming platform. In line with movies like Billy Elliot or Chariots of Fire, it tells the story of overcoming obstacles, and ultimately succeeding. With a good cast, a great script that is as realistic as it gets (other than the improbable outcome in the story, of course) it reflects London in all its charm, with a variety of characters that each contributes to make it a relatable story to many.

It does aim straight for the heart and hits the mark, so be warned, you will be smiling and feeling hopeful after this one.

Ed Skrein does a good job in the role as Vince the former boy band star, now in his thirties and still striving for a career in the music industry. His performance is natural, somewhat convincing and he gives the character the authenticity to bring the story into relief. But my favorite is Neil Stuke in the role as Dennis, he is by far more convincing not only thanks to his performance, but the character does come across as more realistic.

The photography in I Used to be Famous is good, without any fancy takes or big visual hooplas, as the movie leans more on the story, the dialogue, and keeps it real with filterless, straightforward shots of contemporary London – there are plenty of exterior takes that so well portray the grey days in the city.

All in all it is a quite enjoyable, feel-good movie perfect for a chilly fall evening. It tells a heartwarming story, without grand pretensions, and with really good performances.

Release Date

September 16, 2022.

Where to Watch I Used to Be Famous

Netflix

And the Stars Are….

Cast

Ed Skrein / Vince

Eleanor Matsuura / Amber

Lee Long / Stevie

Eoin Macken / Austin

Kurt Egyiawan / Dia

Neil Stuke / Dennis

Racheal Ofori

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I Used to be Famous
I Used to be Famous

Movie title: I Used to be Famous

Movie description: A former boy band star unexpectedly gets a second shot at success when he forms a bond with a gifted young drummer.

Date published: September 15, 2022

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 1h 04m

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Eddie Sternberg

Actor(s): Ed Skrein, Eleanor Matsuura, Leo Long, Eoin Macken, Kurt Egyiawan, Neil Stuke, Rachael Ofori

Genre: Comedy , Drama, Music

Our Opinion

It tells a heartwarming story, without grand pretensions, and with really good performances. It does aim straight for the heart and hits the mark, so be warned, you will be smiling and feeling hopeful after this one.

Overall
6.7/10
6.7/10

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