Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
God Help the Girl
Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
like THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT remade as a twee Glaswegian John Hughes movie. it'll be *too* twee for some people, but thank god i'm not one of them. i loved every shaggy second of this plotless, ramshackle pop musical (it helps that i'm rather fond of the actual music).
and Emily Browning... dream waif. somewhat uncomfortable that this unexpected but admirably blunt anorexia story features so many incredible costumes that just *beg* viewers to slim into them.
God fucking help me more like. I had reservations about this because I'm pretty anti-twee cunts but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway because its something different and I don't really mind B&S.
At least the songs are good? I mean Emily Browning is good, but she always is, but I got better things to give a shit about than twee posh wettys pissing around, you know? There's no depth here, there's an attempt to shoehorn some ~serious issues~ in but for real, this film would be better if it was just unabashed, shallow indie pop cuntery and was done with it.
Also why is this nearly TWO HOURS long, get a grip.
I think I'll stick with Coppola's for my pretty dresses and cute faces and no depth and a COMPLETE LACK OF DIVERSITY t h a n k s.
At some point about halfway through the film I found myself asking the screen in front of me, “What is this film even about?” There are two different films playing. One is a story (though a very incoherent one) of a young women suffering from anorexia finding her way back into the world through music. And then there is a collection of music videos about charming young people doing charming things. The only relation between the two is that the same characters are in them, but thematically and narratively they have nothing to do with each other. This is a film that you could fall asleep for a good portion of, and not miss anything of importance.
The plot follows…
A musical dramatization of the album written by its director for his band Belle & Sebastian.
Strangely, all the shaggy, “first movie” problems the film inherently suffers from – which would in most cases grate – add to the film’s charm. Though the whole thing might be too cutesy for some.
Admittedly, this perspective on the film is not exactly singular.
Bill Forsyth + Bande à Part + a posh Scottish girl with Adèle Exarchopoulos lips = my kinda party.
I love Belle and Sebastian. I love romantic comedies / dramas. I love movies that are twee and earnest, and I'm not opposed to musicals. So why didn't I love this? Well, it's a little stiff. It's clearly a first feature, and Stuart Murdoch, writer / director / frontman of Belle and Sebastian has some trouble integrating the music. The dialogue scenes are a little stilted and he doesn't quite have a handle on the tone of the film, rendering it quite clunky in places. But I still liked it. It's charming and fun, and how often do modern day musical coming of age romances come along? If it's reach exceeds its grasp, the reach is still admirable, and the grasp is enough.
This film had a super mellow tone! I liked how it was not like every other band movie ever made. I like the creativity! I think it was a cool way of making a musical!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
מלא מסרים דתיים או שאני מדמיין????
my forever fave
Wait, does this mean I like Belle and Sebastian?
Goodbye street cred... We had a good run, though, didn't we?
A fun musical film
Great songs, but you wouldn't really expect anything less from Stuart Murdoch. The plot is fairly light, however, and none of the issues are really explored fully. Side note: who would have predicted Olly Alexander would go on to be in one of the biggest bands of 2015?
More like, "God help Stuart Murdoch with his storytelling skills."
And also, "God, tell him to not write any more creepy songs about dudes obsessing about women bathing in the next room."
(I did not like this.)
Die Grundstory ist ganz gut, hinzu kommt dieses fröhliche Gesinge alle 15 Minuten, muss man mögen...
Fand den Soundtrack bzw. die Songs an sich nicht schlecht. Fand nur das es zu viele davon gab.
Der Text hat bei allen Songs auch keinen wirklichen Sinn gemacht, klar spiegelt er das innere der Hauptdarstellerin wieder, aber im Text selbst hat mir der inhaltliche Zusammenhang und die Reime gefehlt.
C´mon das geht auch klüger ;)
הסרט הזה באמת מושלם ובמיוחד כרגע
Now complete: The Dissolve's 2014 Movies To See Checklist
Movies with female protagonists; not including movies with a prominent female secondary lead, ONLY protagonists.
Suggestions are welcome.