PULP: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets…, 2014 - ★★½

PULP: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets…, 2014 - ★★½


"We listened to your sister when she came home from school 'cos she was two years older and she had boys in her room. ."

- Rolf Harris erm Jarvis Cocker

Not since The Smith's have a British band captured 'socially awkward' so well, this rather odd documentary stroke concert movie of their final Sheffield show (well until they reform again to pay the kids student fees or whatever) gleefully captures their awkward side.

Instead of hiring dull informed musical insiders Florian Habicht interviews random Yorkshire citizens who are supposedly Pulp fans, who offer nothing more than a colloquial look into Sheffields common people. These are intercut with brief interviews with Cocker and his bandmates, and of course the performance clips.

You'll learn next to nothing about the band if your already fan, and if your not you'll be bored to tears (in fact why the fuck you here). Its amusing at times like the gay fan talking about serial killers with a fellow fan he met in a mental health clinic, or Jarvis being interviewed changing a wheel on a clapped out car in-front of a glorious 60's looking prefab council flats.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Babies & Common People still sound amazing, the Hardcore stuff's not aged so well.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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