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God Help the Girl (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 September 2014 (USA)
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As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

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Stuart Murdoch

Writer:

Stuart Murdoch (screenplay)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Eve
Olly Alexander ... James
Hannah Murray ... Cassie
Pierre Boulanger ... Anton
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... Miss Browning
Sarah Swire ... Ballerina
Mark Radcliffe Mark Radcliffe ... Findlay
Stuart Maconie Stuart Maconie ... Donovan
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ... Hairdresser (as Ann Scott Jones)
Josie Long Josie Long ... Maxine
Pauline King Pauline King ... Nurse
Kath Howden Kath Howden ... Ward Sister
Alex Klobouk Alex Klobouk ... Park Attendant
Paul Flanagan Paul Flanagan ... Joey
Michael Drum Michael Drum ... Matt from Wobbly Legged Rat
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Storyline

Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl called Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like Summer. Written by bcm

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyny See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,330, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$102,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$423,306
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on songs by Stuart Murdoch's side project band God Help the Girl which released material between 2009-2010. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Findlay: [on the radio] You could argue even, you know, Nick Drake's mystique is a lot to do with him not being around, d'ya know what I mean? If Nick Drake was now on Chatty Man with Alan Carr talking about his new record, that mystique would be dissipated, wouldn't it?
Donovan: No, you're absolutely right, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Findlay: Age shall not wither him, you know what I mean? He's frozen at that moment.
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Connections

References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

The Psychiatrist is In
Written by Stuart Murdoch
Performed by Emily Browning
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A flavor of the naive
5 January 2015 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

What's not to like about this twee movie? The story is the songs brought to life by the twee singers themselves. I found the film charming and naive.

Eve, James, and Cassie seem to have way too much time on their hands. Eve, (with an eating problem) is in and out of a clinic and finds writing songs helps her emotionally. Eve, James, and Cassie are all musically oriented, so they form a band. Eve, gets a big break and off to London she goes.

This is just simple young people living the dream, and we get to watch their happiness, confusion, pain. They are very much 'in season' for their age and tomorrow it will be different for them. And you get to hear some pretty good songs! Stuart Murdoch kept it a consistent format.


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