Sid and Nancy was based on the true life story of The Sex Pistol’s lead guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. This particular story is a classic love, hate, tragedy. Sid Vicious was an aggressive punk rock party animal who acquired a raunchy soft spot for the American heroin addicted groupie, Nancy. Amidst his already eventful life of moshing, loud parties, anarchy, and ravenous drug use, Nancy introduced heroin into the mix.
What started as a casual coincidence of pairing up, became a traumatic relationship for the both of them, and the rest of the world. Although they were madly in love they rarely saw eye to eye, unless it was during a drug induced state of mind. Their relationship created a barrier between Sid and the rest of the band. He would be so overwhelmingly high that he often could not properly function while performing on stage. The other members of the band quit multiple times throughout their career, due primarily to Sid’s attitude and Nancy’s presence.
In the conclusion of the movie The Sex Pistols break up during an American Tour, Sid increased the amount of heroin he used. He declares one night that he wants to return to England and stop abusing drugs, heroin in particular so that he could focus on his music career. Nancy who was suffering from a sever depressed state of mind begged and pleaded with him not to go. She said that she would rather die than start over without him in her life, a pact they had made. Somewhere during a very physical and emotional and ultimately disastrous confrontation between the two of them...
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This movie really was worth the one hour and fifty three minutes it took to watch it. The acting may not have been the best at times, and there wasn't any real sense of suspense, but overall it was a very influential movie because of the history and truth behind it. The New York Times stated “Alex Cox, who directed ''Repo Man,'' saw the Sid and Nancy story as the occasion for a sordid, intentionally ugly and sometimes unexpectedly beautiful film, a pitch-black comedy about wasted love. At the very least, you have to admire his nerve.” This movie gives you an in depth look at what can bring to halves into a whole. It holds extreme value if you are a fan of the punk rock scene, The Sex Pistols, murder, or love. I would recommend watching it to anyone who adores any of those traits.
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