I wish I had the chance to meet Ian. He, whose soul and body were so fragile at such a young age, was fascinating. And I think this movie captures it. I like the fact that it is in black and white, it makes everything more nostalgic, and that's what I felt through the entire movie: nostalgia. It's not as good as I thought it would be, but I definitely felt even more empathy with his beautiful soul after watching it.
1 star for the brilliant portrayal of Ian Curtis by Sam Riley. 1 star for the great cinematography. 1 star for Ian's monologue. I might expect too much from this movie, but seriously how could you make a biopic of a musician with a less view about his band? Too much focus on his personal affair instead.
Sam Riley and James Anthony Pearson were made for this film. JAP actually toured with New Order and would sing with Bernard Sumner. Anyway, great film about someone that we all have feelings for but have no idea about. Very cool nods to music history (the first New Order practice is shot in a place that looks similar to their first film clip).