Monday, December 23, 2013

Tonight You’re Mine (2011)

Number Rolled: 86
Movie Name/Year: Tonight You’re Mine (2011)
Genre: Romance
Length: 80 minutes
Rating: R
Director: David Mackenzie
Writer: Thomas Leveritt
Actors: Rebecca Benson, Luke Treadaway, Mathew Baynton, Natalia Tena, Kari Corbett, Clare Kelly, Cora Bisset, Sophie Wu, Gavin Mitchell, Joseph Mydell, Gilly Gilchrist, Ruta Gedmintas, Alastair Mackenzie, Newton Faulkner, Jonny Phillips

Adam and Morello have just gotten to the music festival when they begin to bump heads. High on the adrenaline of having to do their shows, they are driven to antagonize each other until a prophet shows up. While leading them in prayer, he does the only thing he believes will sort out their issues. He handcuffs them together.

The base recipe of this movie is very common. Take two people who hate or annoy each other and trap them in a situation where they can’t split up. It is the foundation of hundreds of comedy’s and romances. It’s even found in most sitcoms at some point during the show’s lifetime. So, I’ll admit, there’s very little creativity about that. However, what this movie does with that familiar theme is spectacular and, in the end, it’s one of the best romance’s I’ve seen in a long time.

I’m a little bias in favor of the subject hand because it reminded me of the music festivals and the Warped Tour’s and walking around handcuffed to my best friend, Mike. Those were the days. None the less, even without that nod to my childhood, I would have still adored this movie.

“Tonight You’re Mine” featured a very eclectic line-up of music that represented everything from punk to blues. The sets were pretty realistic and I was a huge fan of the cast. I don’t watch “Game of Thrones” (yet), but I remembered Natalia Tena from Harry Potter, which was kind of cool. Especially since her part in this movie was much larger so I actually got to know her as a featured actress.

The issues I had with the movie weren’t over the top, but I still found them very difficult to ignore. There was one scene with a strobe effect that lasted much, much longer than it should have. On top of that, there was a single glaring plot hole that I couldn’t get past – especially since it affected the primary storyline of the film.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.4/5
Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

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