As I am unfamiliar with the work of Glasgow indie-pop band Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch, I’m going to assume his songwriting is vastly superior to his filmmaking (this is his first).
A tone-shifting, 16-mm filmed version of a previously released, similarly titled song suite, the film’s reality-free “plot” has a troubled young woman forming a band with a pair of fellow mopey youths to, well, “Put on a show!” Basically a string of music videos that are so twee they make Glee seem deep.
Solely for Belle And Sebastian fans and anyone who believes Emily Browning can act. Or sing. (111 min)