|11.09.14||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2014|
I think this played South By the first year I went and I missed it and heard it was great but the singer/songwriter-ness of it always kept it pretty low in the queue. Now that it's been made into a musical and a tv show I thought it would be a nice fit with a few other music movies I have on deck. It's pretty much what I expected although I have to say the music is really good. Considering it's really not my type of music I wasn't annoyed or bored by any of it and found a few songs genuinely enjoyable. So for someone who normally likes this type of music I can see them being blown away.
I did quite like the ending. Not to spoil it or anything (although it is getting close to 10 years old) but it's not what I expected and that made the emotion that much more resonant and complex. It reminded me a bit of Lost in Translation's ending where you don't really know what you want from the two characters but you know you want SOMETHING and sometimes all life affords is one more whisper in the ear. This movie is really quite lovely... and I'm such a sucker for unlikely bands making a success. The Commitments is one of the best movies about that I think. A Fish Story. Hell, Eddie and the Cruisers a little bit... The whole sequence with the band in the studio in this movie is also quite great.
sniffles... ok on to the next. With this movie I've just seen love blossom. Now I'm going to watch it die.