The Beat beneath My Feet

The Beat beneath My Feet

John Williams (5) (2014)

15 Certificate


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Quite how Luke Perry's reclusive American muso has ended up living on disability benefits in British suburbia isn't altogether believable but, then again, there's much wishful thinking in the air as likeable protagonist Nicholas Galitzine makes a dizzyingly swift transformation from tongue-tied dweeb to confident singer-songwriter as the local Battle of the Bands competition approaches. That element of the story proves more successful than Perry's unconvincing renaissance after years of embittered grieving for the infant son he lost, though the highlights of the entire movie are the imaginative pop-video-style sequences, which make clever use of stop-frame animation to bring the duo's songs to life. If only there was the same vim and vigour elsewhere in this otherwise plodding tale.


A teenage boy living with his single mum in London discovers that his new neighbour is an ex-rock star who faked his own death eight years previously. He promises to keep the musician's secret - on condition that he teaches him to play the guitar. Comedy drama, starring Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine and Lisa Dillon.

Cast & Crew

Max Stone, "Steve" Luke Perry
Tom Nicholas Galitzine
Felix Verity Pinter
Mary Lisa Dillon
Damien James Tarpey
Guitar shop man Ewen Macintosh
Jonah Simon Lowe
Battle of the Band host Christian O'Connell
Chris Ian Virgo
Sally Vinyl Elisabeth Hopper
Director John Williams (5)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Scoop Films LtdGuidance: Violence.Released on: 8 May 2015
Drama Comedy