The Public Image is Rotten (NR)
The film is weirdly coy about the band's drug use. And since the film also leaves out sex (as Albertine decidedly did not!), we're left with just plain rock 'n' roll, which includes some unfortunate scenes of Lydon analyzing his own lyrics.
Rotten is at its best when it deviates from its party line of Lydon being, deep down, a good guy. (He's not: The film omits reports of his assaulting a female producer and a black musician in separate incidents in 2008.) The loathing for Lydon that radiates from former PiL bassist Jah Wobble is apparent even to those who don't know that after Wobble rejected Lydon's invitation to rejoin PiL, Wobble instead collaborated with former PiL guitarist Keith Levene -- and a vocalist from a Sex Pistols cover band.