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The Story of F*** (3 stars)

Low-budget irreverent British satire on music industry

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The Story of F***

(15) 84min
(Network)

Hunter S Thompson’s ‘the music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench …’ quote is so trite it’s printed on the urinal in the men’s loos at King Tut’s. Hardly an inspired note on which to begin a satire of the pop business, then, but while The Story of F*** fails to say anything especially clever, it proves a decent – if unfocused – low-budget irreverent British comedy from a pair of first-time directors, cousins Adam and James Abadi.

Hapless Cosmos Records A&R man Lewis Sipricosh (Finlay Robertson) attempts to use the hype machine to sell a no-hoper rock band, the titular Fuck, to the masses and exact revenge on a back-stabbing rival. The Hollyoaks-standard cast are carried by a couple of strong performances – from Danny Webb in particular as Cosmos’s sexually-deranged chief exec – and there a few solid laughs, not least when the band’s demo is tossed down a shaft containing stock footage of a hungry alligator. An official trailer is your lot special features-wise.

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