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No Big Deal
on 28 September 2015
Dixie, a young Welsh postie with golden ears when it comes to music, has discovered the best unsigned band on-line. That's all it takes for him to give up his job , leave South Wales with his girlfriend Shell, move to London, track down the band and offer to manage them. They cheerfully agree with a beer and a handshake. Dixie then sets about promoting them, making contact with a mate from home already working in music management, trying to arrange an iconic gig and sending out cassettes (for the retro value) to raise interest in them.
The film's heart is in the right place, but doesn't convince as really funny or well observed. There are a lot of contrived obstacles thrown in Dixie's way that mean he keeps having to run from one end of the country to other to keep the band together while trying to get them signed up. I enjoyed the soundtrack which included a lot of established bands, but there was nothing about the fictional band, other than Dixie's say so, that merited their potential as the best new band. If you suspend your disbelief long enough to accept that they are, that then begs the question, what's the point of Dixie, if everyone already loves them on-line, queues up to see them and companies are fighting to sign them. If it was a better or funnier film, you probably wouldn't stop to ask those questions.
Amiable but not great.