Morrissey

My Life With Morrissey [DVD]

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When it comes to Morrissey fans, being mildly fascinated with the post-punk God is putting it lightly. Those devoted to the ex-Smiths frontman more than adore his poetic lovelorn lyrics and eccentric good looks. Worshipping this charming man is a safe way to say it; however, Morrissey loyalists go beyond that with their ruling passion for the British singer/songwriter. Being a Morrissey fan is a way of life, and Andrew Overtoom's look at such infatuation is playfully captured in My Life With Morrissey. Overtoom, who's a director of SpongeBob SquarePants, obviously took his appreciation for the Moz to the screen, and his satirical interpretation of what it means to obsess over him is brilliant. The film focuses on a goth-looking girl named Jackie. A working girl at a local TV station by day and a crazed fan around the clock, Jackie is perceived as a little odd around the workplace. She's vulnerable and sensitive, but edgy. She's comfortable with her quirkiness, and such traits allow the comedic flare of My Life With Morrissey to develop fully. Like countless Moz enthusiasts around the world, Jackie's on a mission to meet the man and intends to be the one to betroth the sexually ambiguous dreamboat. Scouring L.A. streets at night does lead Jackie to her knight one evening, but the circumstances ultimately screw up Jackie's entire world. It's an obsession gone bad, but My Life With Morrissey is playful and an enjoyable laugh at times. Those who cannot get enough of the handsome devil should find the humor in Overtoom's homage. [Bonus cuts featuring commentary from Overtoom, deleted scenes, a production stills slide show, and a 33-minute documentary on Moz lovers from around the world are also included.]