Watch: I Used to Be Famous 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Follows Vince, a desperate former popstar who dreams of making a comeback. An impromptu jam session with autistic young drummer Stevie sparks an unexpected friendship between the two misunderstood musicians..
Plot: A former boy band star unexpectedly gets a second shot at success when he forms a bond with a gifted young drummer.
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A gentle but enjoyable feel-good movie
If you’re cynical you could criticise this film for being cliché and predictable, but if you’re looking for a film with a bit of heart, hope, and a happy ending, you can’t go wrong with this. It’s a very simple story that relies on you simply enjoying the ride. A huge chunk of the film is original music; one sequence has 3 songs in a row which was a brave choice but it worked. I’d rather watch something like this than some of the big-budget rubbish Netflix has produced. I’m also surprised at the 15 rating, there were just a couple of swear words but nothing else that would warrant a restriction, so it could be enjoyed by all ages.
Way better than I was expecting.
As a drummer myself, I watched this movie simply because it focused on a drummer. I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Sure it had some flaws, but Ed Skrein was believable as a washed up pop star looking for that second chance. The kid was an adequate beginner drummer, and their music would never burn up the charts, but they played with feeling and that’s worth way more than record sales.
Spoiler alert ahead. The only real problem I had with the movie was Vince’s struggle to go on tour without Stevie. The unfortunate reality of touring is that Stevie’s autism would likely prevent the tour from getting insurance and the sensory overload that he would have felt with the crowds, lights and noise would likely have done him real damage. Presenting it as the manager just bouncing Stevie for a better musician was kind of a cop-out but I get it, it was for dramatic effect.
I’d like to see more movies like this that show the healing and redemptive power of music, especially drums and percussion, drum circles and the human heartbeat. The drum is the most ancient and noble of instruments and this movie, Whiplash and Drumline just aren’t enough.
PS if you don’t drop at least one year at the end… you’re a monster.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Eddie Sternberg
Writer Eddie Sternberg, Zak Klein
Actors Ed Skrein, Eleanor Matsuura, Leo Long
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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