Saturday, February 4, 2017

DVD Review: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Help Bring The Clash To Life In "London Town" Movie

The new Sundance acclaimed film "London Town" is being released on DVD on February 14th, through IFC Films. It tells the story of 15-year Shay as he gets propelled into adulthood when his father's near life-ending accident put the survival of his father's business into Shay's hands. On Shay's travels, he meets Vivian, a fellow teenager who introduces Shay to the music of The Clash. The soundtrack is pure seventies punk-rock, reggae-infused songs from The Clash, as well as music from The Buzzcocks and Toots & The Maytals.

There are a couple of iconic scenes within the movie where Shay befriends Clash lead singer Joe Strummer, played brilliantly by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Shay's eyes become wide open after attending a Clash concert and listening to the government rebellion that The Clash sing about. Young actor Daniel Huttlestone is the perfect pic for Shay as his youthful face hides a dark side that he needs to unleash in a few scenes in the movie. Director Derrick Borte tells a concise story without veering away for the main story as he magically works the punk-rock scene in London within the story. A wonderful tale that showcases the importance of music within the lives of young adults. To find out more about the newly released "London Town" DVD, please visit londontownfilm.com.

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