Madison McSweeney

Dealing with dark themes such as addiction, depression, and domestic abuse, the UOMTS’ version of American Idiot is both a bitter political screed and a testament to the importance of friendship and solidarity.

However, in a show dominated by soulful pop hits, the most memorable moments came from the classic rockers. Singing “If I’m gonna go down, I’ll go down rockin” (which is as good a mantra as any), Bryan Adams brought some much-needed bare-bones, no-nonsense rock-and-roll to the night.

Armando Iannucci’s Oscar-nominated British satire and spin-off of BBC series The Thick of It is about the political sphere in the U.S. and U.K. leading up to the Iraq War. The film received critical acclaim and stars pre-Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, and features the late James Gandolfini in a supporting role.

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