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Stoned (2005)

Release Date : 18 Nov 2005


Director    :   Stephen Woolley
Writer    :   Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Geoffrey Giuliano (book), Frank Budgen (additional dialogue), Terry Rawlings (book), Anna Wohlin (book)
Stars    :   Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey, Ben Whishaw
Genre    :   Biography, Drama, Music
Runtime    :   102 min
Box office    :   N/A
Content Rating    :   R
Awards    :   4 nominations.

Rating :
 : 5.5 /  10

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Fact-based story about the drug-addled and sordid life of The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Unfortunately the story moves so quickly into the sensationalized decadence and drug-induced state of Jones, that the unknowing viewer has to wonder why anyone would care. There are only a few framing sequences with members of The Stones, particularly Keith Richards, that show they had a great respect for him and tried to bring him back into the band as he drifted away. Mixed into the destruction of Jones is a common builder, Frank Thorogood, who is given the unenviable task of trying to please Jones by rebuilding his estate and to watch him per Jones' manager's instructions. Thorogood's life is so far removed from all of the sex and drugs that he sees, that he envies and desires the tawdry life as well, but never quite fits in. Unfortunately, at least according to this film and according to a supposed death bed confessional of Thorogood in 1993, it led to Thorogood's murder of Jones in a swimming pool "accident".

  • 5.8/ 10
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  • 41/ 100
    Metacritic
  • 5.3/ 10
    TMDb

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