God Help the Girl Reviews

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September 12, 2014
Browning, staring down the camera and singing up a storm, brings buckets of soulfulness to a script that might not be terribly deep.
September 11, 2014
At 90 minutes, this material might have sped through. Coming closer to two hours, it drags.
September 11, 2014
Murdoch's film is sweet monument to that age, when life had the promise of a perfectly crafted pop song. God Help the Girl is not so perfectly crafted, but the promise -- oh, the promise is irresistible.
September 11, 2014
Like the music, the filmmaking habitually meanders.
September 9, 2014
God Help the Girl's second-act showstopper "Musician, Please Take Heed" probably won't become a "Let It Go"-level cultural phenomenon, but it very much deserves to be.
September 9, 2014
If, like me, you have a weakness for movies where people burst into song, this will be right up your alley
September 8, 2014
God Help the Girl is extremely twee. It gives you every reason to hate it, and yet, despite its affectations, it is also pretty wonderful.
September 8, 2014
The lively, playful, self-aware musical God Help the Girl has such a will-o'-the-wisp quality you fear it will disappear if you attempt to fence it.
September 8, 2014
God Help the Girl is like a pop song that is a bit unshapely and a little silly, but you can't get it out of your head.
September 5, 2014
Some of the tunes are catchy and the production numbers are choreographed with a charming whimsy, but ultimately the mundane lyrics don't have enough substance beneath the surface.
September 5, 2014
Twee indie musical about art's healing power has charm.
September 5, 2014
A gentle musical drama that ultimately drifts into too many culs-de-sac.
September 5, 2014
This isn't a memorable or especially serious film, despite its nod toward "issues," but it has an insouciant spirit all its own.
September 5, 2014
The picture (and its leading actors) are so likable that I'm inclined to forgive its flaws.
September 5, 2014
It was made for the young, to become a traditional rite of passage for anyone who picks up a guitar, hates the world but is equally frightened of it.
September 5, 2014
The movie doesn't quite make it to two hours, but my patience was tried pretty much any point at which the movie went a long stretch without a song.
September 4, 2014
Belle and Sebastian fans will be fully sated; everyone else might feel as if they'd consumed a meal consisting entirely of meringue.
September 4, 2014
The movie's heart is true and its effort is laudable, but it doesn't end up tackling these ideas in a truly satisfactory manner.
September 4, 2014
an amateurish effort, but it's also a bright and ebullient attempt to explain how the sounds surrounding us both soothe and suffocate
September 4, 2014
...but for those who are open to the experience, God Help the Girl is enjoyable on two fronts: the high energy shared by its three leads, who seem like a group it would be fun to pal around with; and Murdoch's songwriting.
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