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Tonight You're Mine (2012)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Language and some sexual material.
Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena
Tonight You're Mine is a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll love story set against the raucous magnificence and unforgettable sounds of Scotland's leading music Festival.
Tonight You're Mine (2012) | Review
Bound to Fall in Love
Filmed at the T in the Park music festival in Scotland, the story features protagonists Adam and Morello. Both are musicians performing at the festival, but still quite different. Adam is part of a successful electro-pop duo. He has a supermodel girlfriend. Everything is going well. Morello fronts a struggling punk girl-band. Her banker boyfriend is rather bland, but they seem to get along well. During a bit of an offstage fight, Adam and Morello end up handcuffed to each other. They spend the next twenty-four hours linked together. They argue. They interfere in each other's life. They reach accommodation. They become friends. Then they are released. Adam says something stupid and Morello storms off to concentrate on her music. Will they end up together? (Duh!)
I call the story minimalist because at 71 minutes, there isn't much time to develop the screwball aspects. Considering that much of the film is given over to clips of the festival and slapstick of minor characters getting falling down drunk, there is very little actual story here. The development of the relationship is done well given the short screen time involved. Where it becomes a problem is with the final reunion. There just isn't enough work that goes into that to make it satisfying.
One of the good things about screwball comedies is that they require having intelligent, capable people. They have to be intellectual and emotional equals even if there is some inequality of circumstance. Adam and Morello have that equality. It is discovering the confidence and openness that each has that allows them to see this as a relationship with possibility. But after Adam's comment that sends Morello away, it only takes him calling her (granted, it's an impressive way to call) to get her running back to his arms. The Morello we saw through the rest of the film was too strong to give in so easily.
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