This overlong, tedious film based on the multimillion-selling record album by Pink Floyd stars Boomtown Rats singer and "Live Aid" organizer Bob Geldof as Pink, a successful, narcissistic, and wholly unsympathetic rock star on the verge of burnout. Driven to the edge by the news that his
wife has left him for another man, Pink spirals into a neurotic conglomeration of flashbacks and fantasies detailing his life. A child of WWII, he grows up amidst the horrors and ruins of wartime Britain. Eventually he becomes a star singer, in the process discovering his power to manipulate a
crowd for his own satisfaction (much as his own schoolteachers manipulated and dehumanize...