In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl called Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like Summer. Written by
I really loved this movie. The acting was great, the musical effects were fun but not over the top, and the music itself was fantastic. It is one of the first movie soundtracks i have purchased in years. I was not a huge Belle & Sebastian fan before I saw this - full disclosure I almost saw them on Sept 11 but couldn't face a concert that night and scalped my ticket - but I think this will make me explore more of their music.
If I was 17 I would give this a 10 and see it over and over and talk about it with my friends. It really captures a lot of that late teens early 20s restlessness, relationships and friendships in a really authentic and unpredictable way.
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