The trailer for new film Shoplifters Of The World Unite is confusing a lot of Smiths fans online.
The new film is a coming of age drama set in 1987, the year that Manchester indie legends The Smiths called it a day.
Rooted in fact, it follows a fan who demands a local DJ play songs by The Smiths over and over to the local population.
Expanded into a schmaltzy drama, Shoplifters Of The World was released yesterday (March 26th) a move that caused its trailer to go viral.
Opening with the chords from 'How Soon Is Now?' it moves into a number of sub-plots, before focussing on the final stand out.
The cliched feel of the trailer has caused no end of consternation amongst UK fans, who have been voicing their disapproval online.
"I mean, I like The Smiths but this makes me want to actually pierce my ear drums and spoon my eyes out," says one aggrieved fan. Says another: "The worst movie ever made is coming to haunt your nightmares..."
A bit harsh? You'll just have to watch it yourself and find out.
Shoplifters Of The World Unite is out now.
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