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"A Way of Life"
  • R
  • 1979
  • 2 hr
  • 7.2  (20,310)
  • 79

Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film directed by Franc Roddam and produced by Bill Curbishley. It is based on the rock opera of the same name by The Who and follows the story of a young mod named Jimmy Cooper, portrayed by Phil Daniels, who lives in London during the summer of 1964. The film is set against the backdrop of the mod subculture and the rivalry between the mods and the rockers. Jimmy and his group of friends, including the hot-headed Ace, the flamboyant Chalky, and the self-proclaimed ladies' man Dave, spend their time cruising the streets of London on their scooters, listening to music, and getting into fights with the rockers.

As the film progresses, Jimmy becomes disillusioned with his life and begins to question his place in the world. He starts to have doubts about his mod identity and becomes increasingly frustrated with the lack of direction in his life. His relationships with his friends, family, and love interests become strained, and he starts to feel increasingly isolated.

The film features a standout performance from Phil Daniels, whose portrayal of Jimmy perfectly captures the angst and restlessness of youth. Leslie Ash also delivers a strong performance as Jimmy's love interest, Steph, and Phil Davis excels as the charismatic and dangerous Ace.

The film's soundtrack is also a standout feature, featuring classic songs from The Who, as well as other iconic artists from the mod era. The music perfectly captures the energy and excitement of the time, as well as the frustrations and struggles of the youth of the era.

Overall, Quadrophenia is a powerful and engaging film that explores themes of identity, youth culture, and the struggle for belonging. It is a must-see for fans of the mod era and for anyone interested in the social and cultural history of 1960s Britain.

Quadrophenia is a 1979 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 79.

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    7.2  (20,310)
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