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on 19 September 2011
I got this film after it was included within a list of quirky cult movies, all of which were brilliant choices and decided that it would be a new one to check out.
Now I am going to keep this short and sweet.
I am not one for watching half a movie but I couldn't bear this any longer than the initial twenty minutes. It was just dire, corny and felt like it had no real plot. Far too much time taking up by the musicians just playing boring songs for ages. I am a bit of a music critic and have studied music and work as a musician myself, so I have a general idea of what musically works but I am also not pretentious, enjoy simple love songs and don't mean to come across as arrogant or a music elitist. I like many different types of music and bands but the music in this was just in my honest opinion, lack of any real depth. The songs showed emotion but that was about it. If you like James Blunt or Damien Rice type love songs then you might enjoy it but if you are more into Nick Cave or Tom Waits love songs, you might want to give it a miss.
Perhaps a heartwarming story to some but I just couldn't take it. I can see how a fan of rom-coms might enjoy it but it just reminded me of that terrible match dot com advert, where the two people sing 'I like old movies....' you know the one I mean, corny, corny, corny.