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God Help the Girl (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 5 September 2014 (USA)
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As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

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Eve
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Anton
Cora Bisset ...
Miss Browning
Sarah Swire ...
Ballerina
Mark Radcliffe ...
Findlay
Stuart Maconie ...
Donovan
Ann Scott-Jones ...
Hairdresser
Josie Long ...
Maxine
Pauline King ...
Nurse
Kath Howden ...
Ward Sister
Alex Klobouk ...
Park Attendant
Paul Flanagan ...
Joey
Michael Drum ...
Matt from Wobbly Legged Rat
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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 bcm

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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$1,850,000 (estimated)

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$11,330 (USA) (5 September 2014)

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$101,542 (USA) (3 October 2014)
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Based on songs by Stuart Murdoch's side project band God Help the Girl which released material between 2009-2010. See more »

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Eve: I think you just hate people.
James: I don't mind people, I just can't stand collective idiocy.
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I'll Have to Dance with Cassie
Written by Stuart Murdoch
Performed by Emily Browning
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Shallow
14 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

For some reason I expected a little more from Stuart Murdoch who has written some beautiful songs, even though with varying degrees of lollipop. In God Help The Girl he does a few things well. The dance and musical sequences, though possibly jarring to some, are blended into the film reasonably well. But the rest of it is pretty shallow. It's as if he had the idea of jumping into the ocean but got to the edge and just paddled, not really able or wanting to get wet. For example, James is potentially an interesting character but Stuart doesn't develop him beyond the paper thin. At one point in the film, Anton (Pierre Boulanger) describes Eve's music as, and I'm paraphrasing, baby stories for young girls. I think Anton's analysis could equally apply to God Help The Girl.


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