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God Help the Girl (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Music, 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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Stuart Murdoch

Writer:

Stuart Murdoch (screenplay)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Eve
Olly Alexander ... James
Hannah Murray ... Cassie
Pierre Boulanger ... Anton
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... Miss Browning
Sarah Swire ... Ballerina
Mark Radcliffe Mark Radcliffe ... Findlay
Stuart Maconie Stuart Maconie ... Donovan
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ... Hairdresser (as Ann Scott Jones)
Josie Long Josie Long ... Maxine
Pauline King Pauline King ... Nurse
Kath Howden Kath Howden ... Ward Sister
Alex Klobouk Alex Klobouk ... Park Attendant
Paul Flanagan Paul Flanagan ... Joey
Michael Drum 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 | Music | Romance

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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Findlay: [on the radio] You could argue even, you know, Nick Drake's mystique is a lot to do with him not being around, d'ya know what I mean? If Nick Drake was now on Chatty Man with Alan Carr talking about his new record, that mystique would be dissipated, wouldn't it?
Donovan: No, you're absolutely right, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Findlay: Age shall not wither him, you know what I mean? He's frozen at that moment.
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Connections

References Minder (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty When the Wind Blows
Written by Stuart Murdoch
Performed by Emily Browning
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Not much happening but still pleasant to watch
6 December 2017 | by ComedyFan2010See all my reviews

A movie about a young woman with an eating disorder trying to deal with the real life and using music.

It is a pretty nice idea. The movie doesn't really have much depth though. We don't really know much about characters and don't see them develop very far. It is just a little episode of their lives when they were talking about making a band.

The reason why it isn't a very deep movie is probably because it is a musical. There is more focus on the songs than on the characters and their personalities and stories. My problem in this case that I am not a fan of this kind of music. The songs had a pleasant sound to them but they all sounded kind of the same. Their performance was also not very exciting. Emily Browning was a great singer but there was nothing happening during the songs. Just some walking or sitting in a tub. The only song that stood out for me was the one they performed at the retirement home. This is probably because it was the one performance that seemed to have real energy and character.

Still the movie was not bad. I think what helped a lot were the visuals. The style and the settings were beautiful. My favorite part of the movie was them kayaking. Mainly because of the gorgeous scenery.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,330, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$102,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$423,306
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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