Killing Bono | 2011

Directed by: Nick Hamm

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Main Plot

Killing Bono follows the story of two brothers who form a band in Dublin during the 1980s, aspiring to become rock stars. However, their dreams are constantly overshadowed by their former schoolmate, Bono, who achieves massive success with his band U2. Frustrated by their lack of progress, the brothers embark on a series of misadventures and make questionable decisions in their pursuit of fame. As their lives spiral out of control, they must confront their own insecurities and find a way to make their mark in the music industry.


  • Ben Barnes plays the character Neil McCormick in Killing Bono. He is the main protagonist and the film revolves around his attempts to achieve fame in the music industry.
  • Robert Sheehan's character in Killing Bono is Ivan McCormick, who is the younger brother of Neil McCormick, the film's protagonist.
  • Krysten Ritter's character in Killing Bono is Gloria, a love interest of the main character who becomes a source of conflict and rivalry between him and his brother.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Killing Bono, Neil McCormick reflects on his failed attempts to achieve fame and success in the music industry. He realizes that his obsession with outshining his former schoolmate, Bono, has led him down a path of disappointment and regret. Neil finally accepts that his own choices and actions are responsible for his lack of success. He decides to let go of his bitterness and focus on his true passion for music, forming a new band called The Bleach Boys. Neil's journey serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of envy and the importance of finding one's own path to fulfillment.

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