Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free
on IMDb Freedive
1 user

The Importance of Being Morrissey (2002)

A documentary about Morrissey.


Ricky Kelehar


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Alan Bennett ... Himself
Bono ... Himself
Kathy Burke ... Herself
Christopher Eccleston ... Narrator
Noel Gallagher ... Himself
Johnny Marr ... Himself (archive footage)
Morrissey ... Himself
J.K. Rowling ... Herself
Will Self Will Self ... Himself
Nancy Sinatra ... Contributor
Linder Sterling Linder Sterling ... Contributor


A documentary about Morrissey.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Company Credits

Production Co:

Chrysalis Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Color (UK release)
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Featured in (A)sexual (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Probably time to stop worshipping this man
22 June 2005 | by matthew-58See all my reviews

This was a reasonable documentary that caught up with '80s pop maverick Morrissey, who now lives in the lap of luxury in America. Still worshipped by legions of fans, lauded by trendy music critics and name-dropped by lots of recent bands, Morrissey remains a controversial and rather strange character. He proved in this documentary that he is still as funny and as acerbic as ever, although the music certainly isn't as fresh, vibrant or interesting as it was in the Smiths. The problem with the documentary, though, is that it demonstrated quite clearly that he still tends to stand against much more than he stands for. His devotion to vegetarianism has remained consistent, but his status as a political artist has no substance. He criticises Tony Blair and the Royals, just as he criticised Mrs Thatcher and the Royals back in his prime, but he offers no constructive, viable political views. He just criticises for the sake of it while living in opulence. He now represents the kind of wealth, luxury and smugness that his fans detested about his '80s pop contemporaries.

A funny, entertaining figure? Certainly. But a credible spokesman on the world's problems who should be taken as seriously as he obviously is by many? This documentary did nothing to quell my doubts about that.

12 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed