Sid & Nancy

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Sid & Nancy ★★★½ Sid & Nancy: Love Kills 1986 (R)

The tragic, brutal, true love story of The Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious and American groupie Nancy Spungen, from the director of “Repo Man.” Remarkable lead performances in a very dark story that manages to be funny at times. Depressing but engrossing; no appreciation of punk music or sympathy for the selfdestructive way of life is required. Oldman and Webb are superb. Music by Joe Strummer, the Pogues, and Pray for Rain. 111m/C VHS, DVD . GB Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, Debbie Bishop, David Hayman, Andrew Schofield, Tony London, Xander Berkeley, Biff Yeager, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop; D: Alex Cox; W: Alex Cox, Abbe Wool; C: Roger Deakins; M: The Pogues, Pray for Rain, Joe Strummer. Natl. Soc. Film Critics '86: Actress (Webb).