Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory (2013)

Relive the summer of 1976 in this heartwarming British musical from the producer of Billy Elliot. Minnie Driver plays Viv, a fiery high school drama teacher determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic students by putting on the best… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

Golden-hued, feel-good treacle, the sort that the U.K. has tried to export ever since Billy Elliot.

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Joel Arnold
NPR

Hunky Dory flits along blithely from number to transporting musical number until it ends - with a sigh - and dodges any authentic engagement with its own ideas.

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Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A period piece spin on Glee, as filtered through the gauzy lens of underclass-artistic-exuberance that's plagued a subset of comedic-leaning British imports ever since Billy Elliot.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The golden-hued cinematography (a filming cliché that really needs to be retired) and the sometimes slack direction by Marc Evans are minuses ...

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Enthusiasm carries the day in this paint-by-numbers period tale, which is just charming enough to coast on its own clichés.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

A lyrically and emotionally intense coming of age tale. Touching on a teacher's struggle against the educational establishment in a search for the liberating musical self-expression of her students.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

At various moments this endearing but sudsy movie, which spills all over the place, evokes "High School Musical," "Glee" and "Billy Elliot."

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Director Marc Evans and screenwriter Laurence Coriat fumble both the musical side of their movie and the coming-of-age side.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Although not perfect, 'Hunky Dory' offers much to admire. For example, the film's glorious finale almost took my breath away.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
This British (or if you prefer Welsh) independent musical about the trials of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show, was like… More
Daniel Parsons
Superb comedy-drama interspersed with some truly brilliant music and featuring a warm and affable performance from Minnie Driver as the EA teacher trying to… More