Quadrophenia

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

In 1964 London, Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his pals are Mods, dividing their time between dancing and brawling with Rockers. QUADROPHENIA episodically depicts Jimmy's struggles with his seemingly empty existence, alleviated only by his relationships with his pals, most of whom are in the same grim boat. Adapted from a double album written by Pete Townshend...read more

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In 1964 London, Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his pals are Mods, dividing their time between dancing and brawling with Rockers. QUADROPHENIA episodically depicts Jimmy's struggles with his seemingly empty existence, alleviated only by his relationships with his pals, most of whom are in the

same grim boat. Adapted from a double album written by Pete Townshend and performed by the Who (who also acted as executive producers for the film), QUADROPHENIA is one of the best films about youth ever made, beautifully illustrating the frustrations of being young and bright but still having no

future. First-time director Franc Roddam does a fine job with his young cast and his re-creation of period detail is nearly perfect. Daniels gives an amazing performance as the confused Jimmy, looking for an identity and coming literally to the brink of self-destruction--so intense and full of

divergent emotions, he seems ready to explode at any moment.

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: R
  • Review: In 1964 London, Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his pals are Mods, dividing their time between dancing and brawling with Rockers. QUADROPHENIA episodically depicts Jimmy's struggles with his seemingly empty existence, alleviated only by his relationships with his… (more)

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