The Damned United tells the tale of legendary English football manager Brain Clough in some of the biggest years of his life and the biggest years of Derby's history leading up to his departure.
The story isn't entirely true, theres a lot which strays from the facts and perhaps goes into a slightly biased view point but it gets all the basics right. The story perhaps takes a little credit away from Clough as a managerial genius but overall it shows you the mind behind the man.
Michael Sheen proves again he's one of the top British actors in the world, his portrayal of Clough comes across as genuine and believable, he gets himself into the role and literally becomes the manager.
Overall: The Damned United is a brilliant film, although it's not exactly a biography of the great manager its still a great watch. A very entertaining film which'll make you laugh, cry and maybe even make you wonder.