Seen the film. Mr Hornby is, possibly, a tad under-rated.
I take little heed of the detractors. Always been thus. The Melody Maker deemed 'Panic' to be racist?! And so it goes on.
Seen The Wedding Present (and other Gedge creations), James, Manics, Half Man Half Biscuit (could only be a UK band), New Order a fair few times o'er the years. Spent many an hour in my youth compiling truly awful fanzines with pritt stick and rusty typewriter, writing frightening verse to global pen pals, un-spooling cassettes. Who wants to grow up? Who wants to go back?
... and the Fall? Surely, yes?