Brian Jones was more than just "a Rolling Stone," he was their founding member, in 1962. His blonde hair, ambiguous glamour and obvious talent inspired enormous curiosity, making him the face of the Sixties revolution. In "Stoned," Stephen Woolley charts the rise of the precocious Cheltenham teenager to fame and fulfilment, and then re-creates the nightmare of his chaotic plummet to a mysterious death, drowned in the swimming pool.
this was one of the best fact based storys i've watched it really told the story of his life and death. the only thing that disapointed me was i thought there would be more about his time with the rolling stones.apart from that it was brillient.
A rather sobering view of life as it was for famous and or other lost souls in the 60's and their addiction and it's life destroying effect. Another review mentioned that the movie lacked because it did not encompass more people around Jones, but to be fair, the entrapment and resulting self-destruction, sometimes resulting in death of an addict was "very isolating", a very alone experience once the short lived glitz and glamour of that lifestyle had vanished and people around you started keeping their distance. It came across to me as a rather stark presentation of a curse (drug addiction) that at times lead to great creativity while at the same time ate away at the lives of the poor subject. True or not at least in this world of free speech it is a plausible presentation of the early involvement of a founder member of the worlds greatest rock band ever.