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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
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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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Budget:

$1,850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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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James: Many women and men have lived empty, wasted lives in attics trying to write classic pop songs. What they don't realize is it's not for them to decide. It's God. Or, the god of music. Or, the part of God that concerns Himself with music. That's why the hit maker has to be considered part divine because the divine spoke through them.
Cassie: Preposterous notion.
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A Loving Kind of Boy
Written by Stuart Murdoch
Performed by Stevie Jackson
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A flavor of the naive
5 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's not to like about this twee movie? The story is the songs brought to life by the twee singers themselves. I found the film charming and naive.

Eve, James, and Cassie seem to have way too much time on their hands. Eve, (with an eating problem) is in and out of a clinic and finds writing songs helps her emotionally. Eve, James, and Cassie are all musically oriented, so they form a band. Eve, gets a big break and off to London she goes.

This is just simple young people living the dream, and we get to watch their happiness, confusion, pain. They are very much 'in season' for their age and tomorrow it will be different for them. And you get to hear some pretty good songs! Stuart Murdoch kept it a consistent format.


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