This movie is pretty much in line with the career direction Emily Browning is taking with the type of movies she likes acting in. You may refer to my review on “Plush” which she plays 1 half of a pop duo however her character in Plush spirals into a dark relationship.
In contrast to Plush, her character Eve starts off in a dark place but finds hope in music when she escapes from the psychiatric hospital. She kindred spirits in James and Cassie at a gig in Glasgow West End.
The movie is named after the band that they formed called “God help the girl” which plays idie-pop, I did find the music was the highlight of the movie, it did however allow the plot drag on.
The story is essentially about rebirth through music and song writing, as the trio bond over their music and help each other deal with the crossroads in the their lives. The character Eve grows in her self-confidence through the experience as she sheds her past struggles.
It’s a feel good movie that’s light on story but the music is what drives the story and the characters. It’s a movie musical with a lot of determination behind it.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD
Genre: Drama, Musical
Age Rating: 10L
Director: Stuart Murdoch
Estimated RRP: R100
Release Date: 14 April 2015
- The music will win you over
- Its a Kickstarter funded movie
- Plot meanders on