Northern Soul

Northern Soul
Review: Set in 1974, this tells the story of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music.
Director: Elaine Constantine
Actors: Rob Baker Ashton, Elliot James Langridge, Emily Aston, Steve Coogan and Josh Whitehouse
Year: 2012
Genre: Drama and Musical
Conclusion: 4/5
Just before watching this film I watched a very good documentary on this film on ‘The Culture Show’. I thought it was a very good introduction to the film. Having watched the documentary this got me ready for the film. What makes this film are the two lead actors. They carry the film all the way through. When this film was originally released in the cinemas it was only meant to be playing in 5 screens across the U.K. but due to high demand it got released in over 160 screens. The music in this is a delight to listen to from start to finish. A very enjoyable charming film. It really felt like it was filmed in the 1970’s. It was great to see people dressed up in their 1970’s outfits. I particularly enjoyed the main dance scene with everyone in the hall!!! 


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