God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl

Sundance-winning, Glasgow-based pop musical from Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. Stars Emily Browning as an emotionally troubled girl who finds solace in songwriting and eventually in starting a band.

"Eve (Browning) 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. In God Help the Girl, first-time writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as an indie-pop musical. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who sing and dance." (Sundance Film Festival)

World Cinema (Dramatic, Special Jury Prize) at Sundance Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language111 minsUK
DramaMusicalRomance

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God Help the Girl / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A slender exercise in self-conscious charm.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's warm and generous, verging on the sentimental; a film that crystallises the best and worst of Belle and Sebastian's songwriting skills.

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