Directed by: Michael Winterbottom.
Starring: Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley.
The main reason behind seeing this film was because of Michael Winterbottom's name on it. I had heard so much about him and having recently seen 'A Mighty Heart', I was instantly gripped by his close, hand held style and the way he brings out the best in his actors...so what the hell is this?
The story follows a young American college student and a slightly older English man, who meet at a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club concert in London. They instantly have a connection, they fall in love and their relationship is intensely sexual...but it isn't all happy endings.
The fact that this film can't decide what it wants to be makes it a problem to start with. The cuts are fine, nothing amateurish about it, but the fact that the structure is so terribly stupid, cutting from Antarctica (where we are meant to care about the facts), to a live music performance, to a sex scene, to drug taking...and repeat, it ruins it. I will give credit for some great songs and one sex scene (but only one out of about 5) that is very erotic and sexy, but the characters are cardboard cutouts and terribly dull, with dialogue to match ('When I kiss you, I just want to bite your lip!') and with the help of the other sex scenes and the jumps between pointless scenes make it even more tedious.
The acting consists only of two, one bearable, one atrocious. Margo Stilley certainly isn't acting when she is getting dicked, but the small sequences in between where she delivers her dialogue are torture and Kieran O'Brien is fine, but what does he have to work with?
Wasn't quite as erotic as I would have expected, with one sex scene that is erotic and sensual and a couple of good songs, they don't make up for the terrible structure, dull characters and the fact that for the 68 minute running time (yes, it can't even be a full length film), 10 minutes worth of it tries to make us care. Not worth anyone's time.