Two men meet up, while travelling north on separate missions. Charlie wants to catch up with the man who has stolen his wife, while Vicente is trying to escape a contract castration. After ... See full summary »
Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.
Director David Mackenzie said one of the factors of him casting Natalia Tena and Luke Treadaway was that they both had musical experience saying "Luke's first movie called Brothers of the Head (2005) involved him and his brother playing in some proto-punk band, and Natalia's got her own band called Molotov Jukebox who are very good." See more »
...and something called Irn-Bru, but I think that's beer.
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Written by Love/Jorgensen/Humble/Faith
Performed by Paloma Faith
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Pubilished by Reverbe Music Ltd/Global Talent Publishing/ Covert Music Ltd/ Universal Music Publishing Ltd See more »
Difficult to know where to start with this one, as there is so much that is wrong with You Instead that I could easily fill twice IMDb's word limit and then some. Here are a few basic points: The plot is so slight and implausible as to be almost non-existent. In the hands of a good director this would not necessarily be a bad thing if the ensuing action was engaging, funny or persuasive. Sadly, none of it is - 'Somewhere' this is not. Indeed, it has all the hallmarks of a film that started shooting without a fully realised script and has relied on improvisation and hasty rewrites to get by - ie. a lack of narrative drive which is further hobbled by stilted dialogue, devoid of the sparkle or wit that you need if you're basic premise is as flimsy as You Instead's is. I sense that there was an attempt to construct some sort of episodic structure to make up for this lack of cohesive plot, but none of it knits together, satisfyingly or otherwise. The filmmakers will probably claim that it's meant to capture the spirit of T in the Park and that it's aimed at a young audience. But that cannot excuse this long ribbon of tripe, which would be only slightly more convincing if it was presented as the product of a student project. No doubt You Instead be funnelled into that most dubious of categories 'Cult Classic', but don't be fooled, folks, avoid!
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