I Used to Be Famous (2022)

Ed Skrein, Eoin Macken, Lorraine Ashbourne, Eleanor Matsuura,
Follows Vince, a desperate former popstar who dreams of making a comeback. An impromptu jam session with autistic young drummer Stevie sparks an unexpected friendship between the two misunderstood musicians.
  • 6.7 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-09-18 Added:
  • Zak Klein, Writer:
  • Eddie Sternberg, Director:
  • Collie McCarthy, Producer:


8 / 10

A gentle but enjoyable feel-good movie

If you're cynical you could criticise this film for being cliché and predictable, but if you're looking for a film with a bit of heart, hope, and a happy ending, you can't go wrong with this. It's a very simple story that relies on you simply enjoying the ride. A huge chunk of the film is original music; one sequence has 3 songs in a row which was a brave choice but it worked. I'd rather watch something like this than some of the big-budget rubbish Netflix has produced. I'm also surprised at the 15 rating, there were just a couple of swear words but nothing else that would warrant a restriction, so it could be enjoyed by all ages.

7 / 10

Extra Cheese Please

This is 100% the cheesiest movie of 2022 and you will love it.

Soundtrack is awesomeWho really cares about the acting and yes it could be shorter but it's a pooper sad happy movie.

So many things they could have done to make the movie better and the backstory has too many holes in it to even try and think about.

You are either in or you're out and I'm sure people will give it a low rating off the back of the above and talk about people with autism however the movie is not based on that, it's really about finding some happiness in friendship.

Glad we watched it, I hope you do too.

Did I mention the OST!


7 / 10

Surprisingly decent

Went into this because I wanted to have something in the background while working from home, but got invested in the story more than I anticipated.

Even if the overarching storyline is a little by the book and quite predictable the details and especially backstory of some characters make it work well.

The acting was at least decent and strong at times in my opinion. The music works quite well and adds to the general vibe rather than take away from it.

If you are looking for a "feel-good-movie" about second (& first) chances, look no further.

Would even give a 7,5 if possible.

???????and a half.

8 / 10

It had everything

The perfect Sunday afternoon film! The casting as acting was brilliant! It had everything you would want from a feel good film! I kinda want a sequel where Ashton Robert's decides that the fame and money isn't really all that! I'm not ashamed to say that I welled up at this film! Not bad considering I'm a 6ft 5 man! All the parts are well played! I felt engaged and engrossed and as if I was watching a mate going through this! I thought that vince would sit on his kabab but he didn't! Stevie played a blinding character! I even started to hate the manager so must have been good for me to feel emotion!

10 / 10


Really enjoyed this film, it's very funny while simultaneously pulling at the heartstrings, the soundtrack is class too!

The actor who plays the young guy Stevie was absolutely incredible, some of one liners were hilarious and timed perfectly. The juxtaposition of the two main characters and the completely different struggles they both have to overcome works really well.

I thought that music in the film was really really good. Some of the scenes on the streets of London were really cool too.

It's the perfect feel-good film to sit in on a Friday night and have a few laughs, would highly recommend!