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I was dubious about this film at first, I was thinking ‘any second now it’s going to take a turn for the worse’. But it didn’t! It was actually a very uplifting film from beginning to end.
I love movies about a likeable and naive underdog – like About a Boy or Driving Lessons – but coming-of-age films with a great soundtrack like this one is even better. The songs are so catchy!… Continue reading
Tagged Aidan Gillen, comedy, coming of age, drama, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, John Carney, Kelly Thornton, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, musical, sing street, the commitments
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Tamla Rose is a pleasant reminder of what a dedicated independent film crew can produce.
This feature-length film is about three aspiring singers who transition from back-up singers for an ego-driven solo singer, to taking centre-stage as a successful trio in their own right. The group, which perform Tamla Motown-type music, experience personal struggles and conflicts as their egos inflate.
Tamla Rose initially reminded me of the 1991 film The Commitments, with its young wannabe-musicians and the strife they go through as they fight for fame.
However, the originally upbeat and energetic tone of Tamla Rose quickly resembles a Spice Girls-like film… Which is fine if you like the Spice Girls.
Lacking the… Continue reading
Tagged 2013, ace, film, film freak, indie film, jodie, liverpool, motown, movie, music, review, tamla rose, the commitments