Killing Bono

November 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Posted in 2011 | Leave a comment

½

The only reason this movie is this high on the list is because of the curiosity factor.  Based on Neil McCormick’s autobiography, it covers his failed attempts at fame in U2’s shadow.  They all went to school together, with him forming his own band at the same time they formed theirs.  Apparently, he then spent the next decade or more desperately seeking fame while undermining himself at every turn.  In the film, he is so hopelessly self-involved that it is impossible to like him.  I guess you’re supposed to root of his younger brother, Ivan, who is played by Robert Sheehan (from the British series “Misfits”), but it is hard to care about anybody.    The acting is wooden, the dialogue flat, and the story was, to use their vernacular, total shite.

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