Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.


David Mackenzie


Thomas Leveritt (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Benson ... Lucie
Luke Treadaway ... Adam
Mathew Baynton ... Tyko (as Mat Baynton)
Natalia Tena ... Morello
Kari Corbett ... Kirsty
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Justine
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... J.J. (as Cora Bissett)
Sophie Wu ... Kim
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ... Bobby
Joseph Mydell ... The Prophet
Gilly Gilchrist ... Bruce the Roadie
Ruta Gedmintas ... Lake
Alastair Mackenzie ... Mark
Newton Faulkner Newton Faulkner ... Self
Jonny Phillips ... Jay


In Scotland, the successful American band The Make formed by the singer Adam and the keyboard player Tyko will participate at T in the Park Festival. When they meet the girls from the band The Dirty Pinks, Adam has an argument with the lead singer Morello. A preacher separates them and asks the two bands to pray together. Out of the blue, he handcuffs Adam and Morello and leaves the place in a golf cart. When The Dirty Pinks have to perform, Adam participates with the group and their show is a success. They are forced to spend the night together and his girlfriend Lake and her boyfriend Mark stay with them. But soon they feel that Adam and Morello are connected not only by the handcuffs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A single night. A million possibilities. One connection.


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Filmed over 5 days at the 2010 T in the Park Festival in Kinross, Scotland. See more »


When Adam and Morello exit the shower Morello is still wearing most of her ripped off white t-shirt and her black skirt. In the next scene when she and Adam flop on the couch her white t-shirt and skirt are gone and she is just wearing her black tank top and underwear. See more »


Adam: [singing] I don't want that, I want you instead!
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Mapped by What Surrounded Them
Written by Andy Macfarlane (as Macfarlane) and James Graham (as Graham) ; also co-credited to Mark Devine (as Devine) and Craig Orzel (as Orzel)
Performed by The Twilight Sad
Courtesy of Fat Cat Records
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A rather unexpectedly sweet rock & roll gem.
20 August 2012 | by terrellrobinson71See all my reviews

Thank heavens for "Tonight You're Mine" (or its original title in the U.K.: "You Instead"), a movie that manages to exceed my expectations for a story like this. Undeniably sweet, magical and occasionally funny at times, this rock and roll gem will surprise you from start to finish. It's also the kind of movie you can watch on a rainy day and you can still have a good time. Luke Treadaway from the "Clash of the Titans" remake and "Attack the Block" stars as Adam, one-half of the American rock band "The Make". His day is not starting to go well. He's supposed to perform at the "T in the Park" music festival in Scotland. While that happens, he happens to be handcuffed, thanks to a scheming minister, with Morello (Natalia Tena, Nymphadora Tonks from the "Harry Potter" film series), the band leader for the British female rock group "The Dirty Pinks", (who also have to perform at the festival) after some bitter arguments. All of this takes place at that festival and throughout the movie, Adam and Morello has to find a way to break out of those cuffs, play their gigs, and---possibly---make a magical connection that might find themselves in love. I know you think that this is another one of those groan-inducing rom-coms, but trust me, this is much different than that. Clocking in a rather fast time of 80 minutes, "Tonight You're Mine" has a heart that pulsates with energy and a soul that rollicks with a staggering sweetness. It's hard to believe that Treadaway (with a very solid American accent) and Tena are very talented (Singing and playing guitar/keyboard) on- and off-screen. But they are and they accomplished that in spades. Their chemistry together is incredible. The music in the film is amazing. It's like listening to a mix tape that you made before, but never listened to it until now and it happens to be a very eclectic mix tape filled with many different sounds. (One of the standouts of that mix tape is Adam and Morello performing "Tainted Love" on stage.) I give director David Mackenzie (of the sexually charged "Young Adam", the Ashton Kutcher disaster "Spread", and the mind-boggling "Perfect Sense") credit for taking us inside the actual "T in the Park" festival. It must have been very difficult to shoot in the festival for 4-5 days, bringing a lot of pressure on the actors. But it feels very authentic, real and organic. What also works is that Mackenzie and screenwriter Thomas Leveritt gives the characters a lot of humanity, including Adam's model girlfriend (Ruta Gedmintas), Morello's on-again, off-again boyfriend (Alastair Mackenzie, the director's brother), Adam's other half Tyko (Mathew Baynton) and the sleazy manager (Gavin Mitchell), who nearly hits on women when he's drunk. Yes, there are no surprises. But there's nothing to be surprised about anyway, except for a couple of them. That's why "Tonight You're Mine" is really magical in many ways possible. You won't be disappointed. Give this film a go.

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Release Date:

16 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »


Box Office


GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,144, 13 May 2012

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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