The film uses “a brilliant Madchester soundtrack”, alternative rock and pop music from the time of the characters’ adolescence. Wright explained: “A lot of those songs are ones that really hit me and Simon hard when we were that age… [Gary] is still living by those rules. It’s like he decided to take ‘Loaded’ and ‘I’m Free’ to heart and thinks the party’s never going to end.” [W]
Lost in New York? The streets are numbered! How’d you get lost in New York? I know it’s kind of stupid to complain about a movie that came out 17 years ago, but I wasn’t a comedian back then, so I have to do it now. I wish I’d been. I wish I’d been a Def Jam comic when that movie came out. I would have torn it to pieces.