Indie Gems: Tonight You're Mine

I want you instead.
Adam (Luke Treadaway) and Morello (Natalia Tena) are musicians at the T in the Park music festival in Scotland. After a random fight, a minster handcuffs them together and runs off. They both have to perform and as they search for a way to remove the cuffs the find a deep connection between them instead.
I normally would trash a film for this, but the lack of direction and script actually works for it. If you've ever been to a music festival, you know how chaotic they can be. I wouldn't be surprised if all the dialogue in this film was ad-libbed. The quick cuts and casual conversations we see just make us feel like we're at the festival with them. The leads have quite a bit of chemistry, even if they don't start off as the most likeable people on the planet. There was a few side stories that I found annoying and unnecessary, but when the final scene of the film was shown, it all came together beautifully. Turns out they served a bit of a purpose for that last shot.
Tonight You're Mine might seem sloppy on the outside, but it really did have a lot of heart. I enjoyed it.
Grade: B-
Memorable Quote: "Please let the music bring these two people together." - The Prophet (Joseph Mydell)


  1. Nice review. I just watched this last weekend, and I really liked it. Far from perfect, but very enjoyable.


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