Review: God Help The Girl

She needs all the help she can get.

Eve (Emily Browning) is an Australian living in Glasgow. She's been battling an eating disorder and depression and has been staying at a voluntary rehabilitation center. She sneaks out and goes to a show and meets James (Olly Alexander) and becomes intrigued with him. She loves to write music, he loves good music. Together they team up with one of his guitar students, Cassie (Hannah Murray) to form their own band. 

I've seen this film described as a "musical for everyone." I'm not sure if it's for everyone, (people will complain about the entire cast being hipsters) but I enjoyed it for what it's worth. The songs were sweet. The cast, while not having the strongest voices still have a nice folky charm to them. It does feel different from other musicals I've seen.

The costumes are beautiful. The film is set in modern times, yet they wear a lot of vintage clothing. Sadly, it's the modern costumes that get over looked at  the Oscars, which is a shame. My only real gripe with the film was that Cassie ended up feeling like a 3rd wheel most of the time, and she was far too sweet for that.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "What if everything I'm feeling is shit?" - Eve (Emily Browning)

8 comments:

  1. Your comment about hipsters made me laugh. :-) I like the premise of this movie. I may check it out.

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    1. I had to point it out lol. It's funny, when I first saw trailers for this, I thought it took place in the 60's or something based in the costumes. Nope.

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  2. This was showing at the British Film Festival in my town a few months back, but I didn't get round to seeing it :( Hopefully it'll be out on DVD or something soon. Nice review Brittani, only makes me want to see it more :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully it's out on DVD soon.

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  3. I saw this last week and really enjoyed it! I wouldn't call it a film for everyone (it's too precious for some), but I think there's joy to be found with the right mindset.

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    1. I definitely agree. I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

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  4. I'm so there! I still need to watch this, but I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    1. It's OnDemand right now, that's how I saw it.

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