Wizard to Rocker

When I heard about the CBGB movie the casting of Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome struck me. Ron Weasley as a Dead Boy? Seemed an odd choice.
I finally saw the movie and enjoyed it. Grint pulled off the punk aspect (and Cleveland non-accent) well, helping break away from his Harry Potter years. He even looks a bit like the 70s edition of Chrome.
What surprised me about the film is how much focus they put on The Dead Boys. With all the bands that went through CBGB I thought the not-as-well-known Dead Boys would be relegated to background. But they get more focus than many of the bands, due to the story following Hilly Cristal’s promotion of the band.
Fun movie if you like those bands from the 70s.


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