The sordid, pathetic lives of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his groupie girlfriend Nancy Spungen might strike some as unsuitable material for a movie romance, but British filmmaker Alex Cox brings their embattled relationship and tragic end to powerful cinematic life.
SID AND NANCY opens in 1978, as police arrive at New York's Chelsea Hotel to find the body of Nancy (Chloe Webb) in the couple's bathroom and zombie-like Sid (Gary Oldman) staring at the wall and holding a knife. The film then flashes back to 1977 when the couple first meet at the home of Linda
(Anne Lambton), a friend of Sid's and Johnny Rotten's (Drew Schofield). Nancy is a loud, whining, A...