GOD HELP THE GIRL

Director Stuart Murdoch
Year 2014
Starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Eve 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 pop group.

In God Help the Girl, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. 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 have no qualms about breaking into song and dance.

While a treat for the eyes, thanks to the candy-colored cinematography, as well as the ears, thanks to Murdoch’s undeniable gift for crafting fantastic pop songs, it’s the top-notch cast that delivers the film. Star turns from Emily Browning (SLEEPING BEAUTY, SUCKER PUNCH), Olly Alexander (LE WEEK-END, BRIGHT STAR) and Hannah Murray (GAME OF THRONES, SKINS) elevate what might have been an exercise in twee to an emotional, heartfelt film that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

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