The flick was a disappointment. There was no rock music, director Sally Potter wasn´t interested in the cultural revolution at all. Instead the movie focused on the Cuba Crisis, when the thread of Russian nukes on the Caribbean island caused fears of a nuclear WW III. Potter showed hysterical responses to the cold-war conflict and combined this with a stereotyped tearful family drama.
London 1962 would have deserved a better movie than this clichéd flick.