STAND UP AND SHOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUT!!! Drunk on the glory of the crowd and the thrill of performing, Wahlberg plays an underdog making his way up in the world aided only by manscara, tight pants and the power to wail. What's not to like? Definitely makes you want to get up there.
It's a depressing story in the end, but the live scenes are some of the most realistic I've seen in cinema — the audio makes it feel like you're in the room with them, and the fact that the actors learned and performed the songs helps make it feel like you can do the same.
Based on the real life of Tony Wilson, the founder of Factory Records in Manchester, this thing is LOADED with music and bands. If you're a fan of the old british music scene from that era, this is a must-see.
A kind of 'second chance' film, where a drummer that's booted from his old band makes a comeback 20 years later with some young up-and-comers. Funny, and a little cheesy, but gives you that band-overcoming-all-odds feeling, like you and your guitar really could make it if you can just find the right ragtag team of outcasts to embark on an adventure with.