Northern Soul

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Musical
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: October 23, 2015 - Vancouver, Toronto - October 23, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver
November 9 - Victoria

DVD: January 5, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 2.75
based on 8 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Elliot James Langridge, Joshua Whitehouse, Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield, Ricky Tomlinson


Lancashire, 1974. Working-class teenager John (Elliot James Langridge) just doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. His family thinks he's weird and his teacher (Steve Coogan) makes fun of him because he thinks the lyrics John wrote for a love song are cheesy.

When John meets an aspiring DJ named Matt (Joshua Whitehouse), things begin to change. Matt has big dreams and wants to get far away from their dreary industrial town. He introduces John to American soul music, but also to drugs. Soon the two young men are hosting their own club nights, and the former wallflower is flying high. But sooner or later, everyone has to come down.

Director: Elaine Constantine
Studio: Freestyle Releasing
Producer(s): Debbie Gray
Screenplay: Elaine Constantine
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  • 4 stars "Very much a time capsule movie about the soul music coming to England in the 70's while disco may be flourishing in American clubs. Mass production of records made DJ's mini celebrities. Many white English were passionate about African Americans music and break from the establishment after the 60's love revolution fizzled out. This movie is just a glimpse into that time period. The acting was really good and I found, as funny as it is, kinda like how it would eventually overlap and graduate to clubs in New York and LA during the 80's (with sex and drugs so prevalent), to the 90's rave scene (where DJ's now make the music). I feel we are waiting for the next big thing in dance!"