|A haircutting scene! All is not well.|
This is a film about some cool young people who work in the music store - and yes, as in 'Brick' (2005) I've found myself describing the cast of a film as 'young people' and realise I no longer count myself as youthful. They're not cool cool, as their lives are troubled and complicated and their music, fashion and lifestyle choices tend to be a couple of steps toward the idiosyncratic, but I found them to be a stylish and enviable bunch. They love their job, whether it's good for them or not, and they enjoy one another most of the time. It's a film about what happens to people before an after the highpoint of life we know as 'being in a band', and it looks like a fine time, though I found myself at the end worrying for their continuing prospects. They can't all wind up owning their own music store.
|The store is visited by Rex Manning, that sexy, churlish Elvis Shatner of a man|
I feel I've come away with remarkably little to say about this film. It's so much easier when a film is technically innovative or very terrible, but this is certainly neither. There's only so far one can spin out 'this was good and I liked it', but this is and I did.
We may be in the twilight of the age of the compact disc, but here's a DVD for format nostalgists