A film that is closer to the real rock n roll band than Spinal Tap and extremley funny...If you have ever been in band you will recognise the characters ,if you haven't then you will see!!
A must to have in your collection,the kind of film you pull out every so often and still laugh away to.
Tried to buy this DVD at the usual High Street retailers and none had it in stock and wanted silly money to order it. Few clicks on EBay and I was sorted
Still Crazy - Strange Fruit Film
British comedy based on ageing rockers from the baby boom generation reforming their rock band 'Strange Fruit' who after a disastrous string of events in the late '70s played their final gig at the Wisbech festival & fell apart all going separate ways & through a chance encounter with the son of the Wisbech's organiser the keyboard player seeks out the other members to reform with hilarious results....
.... I'm the result of the rock 'n' roll generation and this is pure fun, it is a great observation of getting older ungracefully and with Billy Conolly, Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, etc.... you can't go wrong, even the mimicking of playing musical instruments is convincing. Great sound track, fascinating tale of middle age and refusing to accept it with British humour. Buy it.
Still Crazy DVD
I had this film on video a few years ago and it was lost in a burglary! I've looked around for it and at last found it on DVD on ebay. It's a great film - funny, sad and good music!
Great british comedy good all round film to lift the spirts, the highs and lows of the old rock band which are moving back up .... or are the doomed to repete them selfs and crash and burn . Total scream from the word go love it
Hilarious and uplifting Comedy about Rock band reunion
This is a wonderful film. Written by "Likely lads" and "Auf Wiedersen" writing team Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, two of the Auf Wiedersen stars, Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail are joined by Billy Connolly, Stephen Rea and Bill Nighy in this tale of a 1970's Rock Band re-forming in the late 1990's to attempt to ride the nostalgia wave.
The only problem... there are serious, unresolved tensions between the various band members which quickly re-surface and threaten the whole project.
Bill Nighy is brilliant as the lead singer Ray, who no one has forgiven for replacing the original lead singer, Keith, one of the two brothers who founded the original band, "Strange Fruit". Keith died of an overdose and his younger brother Brian has since disappeared. Without these two leading lights, some of the band cynically suggest they should call themselves "Slightly Strange Fruit" or "Fairly Ordinary Fruit".
The band is driven on by Brian's ex-girlfriend, Karen (played by the gorgeous Juliet Aubrey) determined to force these disunited, warring individuals to achieve success in the rock world.
How they get on is a hilarious tale, narrated by the "Road-dog" Hughie (Billy Connolly) which at times is also genuinely moving. And some of the music is not bad either.
If you are hesitating about buying or watching this film,... DON'T! A great laugh, and also a genuniely uplifting film.