Absolute Beginners

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Absolute Beginners ★★ 1986 (PG)

Fervently stylish camp musical exploring the lives of British teenagers in the 1950s never quite gets untracked, although MTV video moments fill out a spare plotline. Based on a novel by Colin MacInnes. Absolute Beginners; That's Motivation; Volare; Killer Blow; Have You Ever Been Blue?; Quiet Life; Having It All; Selling Out; Va Va Voom. 107m/C VHS, DVD . GB David Bowie, Ray Davies, Mandy Rice-Davies, James Fox, Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, Anita Morris, Sade Adu, Sandie Shaw; D: Julien Temple; W: Richard Burridge, Don MacPherson; C: Oliver Stapleton.