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Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 March 2013 (USA)
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In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Marc Evans

Writer:

Laurence Coriat (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Vivienne Mae
Kristian Gwilliam Kristian Gwilliam ... Hoople
Aneurin Barnard ... Davey
Tom Rhys Harries ... Evan (as Tom Harries)
Adam Byard ... Lewis
Danielle Branch ... Stella
Kimberley Nixon ... Vicki
Kayleigh Bennett ... Dena
Darren Evans ... Kenny
Dafydd Llyr-Thomas Dafydd Llyr-Thomas ... Syd / Member, Cwmtawe Community School Choir
Robert Pugh ... Headmaster (as Bob Pugh)
Jodi Davis Jodi Davis ... Mandy (as Jodie Davis)
Ryan Hacker Ryan Hacker ... Daz
Lewis Coster Lewis Coster ... Davy's Friend
Sam Shervill Sam Shervill ... Davy's Friend
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Storyline

In the heat of the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which will be performed by a fresh young cast led by rising star Aneurin Barnard. Written by Websurfer

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunky Dory See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,443, 24 March 2013

Gross USA:

$20,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,653
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Weather was very bad during the shoot, with rain and showers every day. Things were so bad that the producers started joking that every scene that was shot in sunshine would be in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The song Livin' Thing (written by Jeff Lynne, performed by ELO), did not chart in the UK until 13 Nov 1976 and would not have been known during the Summer of 76. See more »

Quotes

Headmaster: Um, issues of discipline came up and a concern about language.
Vivienne Mae: Lanuage? What...?
[phone rings]
Headmaster: Excuse me.
[turns to answer phone]
Vivienne Mae: [walking away] What fucking language?
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Crazy Credits

All The Car Booters of South Wales (you know who you are) See more »

Connections

References The Incredible Hulk (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Turnin' My Heartbeat Up
Written by Bobby Flax and Lanny Lambert
Performed by The M.V.P's
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Okay plot, Decent film, good cast.
31 August 2013 | by shppy180See all my reviews

A half decent film in terms of plot and a good film in terms of acting. The only thing that annoyed me slightly with the acting was Kristian Gwilliam who I thought was awful. Interesting to see how many actors from this film have now gone on to appear in Stella, I think that shows how well the cast worked as a unit.

The pace did feel a little off at times where you get a sudden change of direction before reverting to the original pace of the film almost as if a scene had been cut out.

I would have liked to have seen a bit more of some of the characters back stories in the first half of the film and I think the film should have been made a bit longer to accommodate that. The character of Lewis in particular who was well played by Adam Byard seemed to feature a lot more prominently in the second half of the film compared to the first. I also thought that some of the cast were a bit under used with Di Botcher particularly taking a very minor role and given her past experience in Twin Town and that she has since gone on to be in Stella I was surprised to see her in such a minor role. Overall a decent film which im giving 6 out of 10 which isn't a bad rating off me considering I don't usually go for musicals.


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