God Help the Girl ★★

I L<3ve Musicals!

I like musicals - but this one is fairly awful, based on an LP by Belle and Sebastian that seems to go on forever, and in the delivery by Emily Browning, sound like something teetering on the brink of am-dram or the worst of indie on a low-budget.

Browning plays an anorexic girl who escapes medical care to become a musician. It's unbelievable that someone with a voice as soft and unassuming as hers would have any chance of success, and the film that wraps around the songs is just a bore.