Absolute Beginners
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The rise of teen culture in 1950s Britain provides the backdrop for Julien Temple's unconventional rock musical Absolute Beginners. The film centers on Colin, an 18-year-old with a talent for photography and a fondness for the neon nightlife of British jazz clubs. He also is in love with Crepe Suzette, an impulsive, ambitious young beauty who abandons him after attracting the attention of a powerful fashion designer. Depressed and aimless, Colin turns for help to a flashy ad executive (David Bowie) who promises to make him a star photographer. The former lovers take parallel paths to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though the film is flawed, it's still underrated as an exploration of a crucial era of London's pop culture, and the eccentric cast (including David Bowie) adds a lot of color."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"More interesting for what it attempts than for what it accomplishes."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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