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