A film by Stuart Murdoch, leader of the proudly twee band Belle And Sebastian, was always going to have a big sentimental streak. A musical that’s equally a love letter to indie rock and French cinema (one dance routine comes straight from
Bande À Part
), it follows beautiful depressive Eve (Emily Browning) as she breaks out of hospital and finds a sense of belonging with two fellow misfits and future bandmates (Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray).
The cutesiness will entice/repel viewers in equal measure, but it has a lot of heart, and displays it on its sleeve.
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