Control (2007) - Movie Details
October 10, 2007 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
June 3, 2008
Rated R for language and brief sexuality
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing...
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Having never been a music fan - I didn't own a CD until I entered college - I had never heard of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the 1970's band Joy Division. I watched Control
, a movie about Curtis' rise and fall, on recommendation from a friend, even though it looked like yet another fame-and-death tale about a musician.
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