If rest of my HIFF 37 experience is anything like this movie, I am in for the greatest HIFF experience of all-time! If you haven’t seen it yet, check the listings for future show times and make sure you find yourself a seat.
This film was about a couple who are total opposites but find common ground in the form of a musical compact disk. Liam is a musician who’s love for music is pure. He likes vynils and CDs, and doesn’t own a phone. His girlfriend, has an iPhone and wants to put her music collection on iPod. Liam is opposed to this, obviously.
Brought together by their shared love of music, ten years on Liam and Natalie are at breaking point. In their case opposites attract but don’t necessarily work long-term. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the sound track that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together. – Serotonin Films
This film will be pretty hard to top. It has everything you would hope for in a love story; the genesis, the ascend, the descend, the break-up, and the make-up.
Liam and Natalie met at a record store. This was nostalgic for me. I miss going to Sam Goody’s or Tower Records on Tuesday’s after school to buy the latest album from my favorite artists.
Liam and Natalie grow because of their attraction to each other and their similar tastes in music. Although Liam is a little odd, he doens’t have a phone, doesn’t like coffee shops, and can’t keep a steady job, Natalie finds this attractive. But as is the case in a lot of situations; the things that make you smile also make you cry. These are the reasons for their descent too.
One thing that stood out for me was Natalie’s new boyfriend’s response to her wanting to go back to her ex, Liam. Adrian, her new boyfriend, seems to be ok with the fact that his current lover wants to go back to her ex. He’s a better man than me. I couldn’t just sit back and watch that happen.