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  • Summary: Relive the summer of 1976 in this heartwarming British musical from the producer of Billy Elliot. Minnie Driver plays Viv, a high school drama teacher determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic students by putting on the best end-of-the-year show the school has ever seen... a glamRelive the summer of 1976 in this heartwarming British musical from the producer of Billy Elliot. Minnie Driver plays Viv, a high school drama teacher determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic students by putting on the best end-of-the-year show the school has ever seen... a glam rock-infused musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. But as the Welsh summer begins to heat up, can she compete with the typical teenage distractions of sex and drugs with some great rock and roll? [Variance Films] Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Mar 8, 2013
    70
    When rehearsals finally give way to full, unconventional production numbers, it's hard to imagine any way Hunky Dory could get much better.
  2. Reviewed by: Joel Arnold
    Mar 21, 2013
    60
    Don't expect more than a passing summer breeze.
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    60
    Pop memories are short. If the world conjured by Hunky Dory is sweetly appealing, it has all the pertinence of a dream half-remembered from long ago.
  4. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Mar 8, 2013
    50
    As emblematic of the film’s general indifference as anything is Driver’s central, perfectly fine performance.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Mar 21, 2013
    50
    Director Marc Evans's monotonous style keeps the film earthbound.
  6. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Mar 19, 2013
    50
    The result is not without a few moments of exhilaration, although the overall effect is more like the Bard of Avon meets "Glee."
  7. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Mar 21, 2013
    30
    Laurence Coriat's shapeless script...pads its overlong running time with standard teen trauma — band squabbles, girl betrayals, skinhead brothers — that saps the audience's energy before the grand finale.

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