Gary Oldman hates it too.
I'm just going to reiterate what a lot of the commenters have already said on this film's page. Gary Oldman's performance was very good, amazing in fact (but that's really to be expected when it comes to him), but I could not enjoy the movie. I understand Nancy Spungen was an unlikable person, but Chloe Webb's interpretation was unbearable and ultimately brought the film down.
Gary Oldman is incredible in this film but in what movie is he not? I wanted to like this movie more but I felt that Chloe Webb brought it down, she was really annoying and overacted in most of her scenes. I loved Alex Cox's direction, being a fan of Repo Man I knew going into this that he had a unique vision and it shows in this film. It is a dark and disturbing film of two lovers going off the deep end in drugs.
With a naivette that was almost touching and no sense of irony to protect them, Sid and Nancy experienced everything firsthand. They each found a filter in the other and, seeing themselves through their eyes, turned ever inwards. It is with great empathy that the film watches these two desperate souls consume eachother in their quest for oblivion. Love as a means of self destruction, self destruction as a means of liberation.
Gary Oldman is so goddamn incredible in this film it makes it nearly impossible not to enjoy watching, The film itself is very good with some unique visuals and a very harrowing love story.
I really liked this film, as a love story it stayed with me because Cox finally shows sincere affection for the characters, which in turn are played perfectly by Oldman and Webb, but the direction is also my least favorite aspect of the movie, some scenes lacked the energy and charisma that made the Sex Pistols so well known (in terms of the whole band) and most of the time Cox is just too distanced from the material
Alex Cox's film of the doomed romance between Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his partner in romance and drug addiction Nancy Spungen. What could be bleak instead is infused with dark humor, exuberance and the magnificent acting of Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb in the leads. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2010/11/embodying-dementia-of-nihilistic.html
Sid and Nancy's love story is definitely far from riveting. Not the kind that deserves a move since it was nothing but destructive and abysmal. However, I would have to commend Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious. To play a fictitious character is easy, but to play someone who once lived and to play him well is outstanding. 3 stars for Gary Oldman alone!
seblumnya tertarik bgt pengen nonton film ini, ekspektasi gue kaya ROMEO dan JULIET tapi versi punk gitu kan ya, tapi ternyata kurang dramatisir, kematian nancy kurang bisa bikin gue terharu. point plusnya , yang meranin sid sama nancynya mirip bgt sama aslinya, terus lumayan dapat referensi tentang kehidupan inggris pas jamannya SEX PISTOLS
i couldn't find anything romantic about the love story of Sid and Nancy. i just don't understand why people idolize drug addict and his junkie girlfriend. when one's reads stories full of tears for so called broken lives of such people,there's an impression that being an addict is the holy state. i don't think so. though i do liked Gary Oldman's acting.