Last night we got our boys fed, bathed and in bed before 6:40 pm. They were super tired, and now that it gets dark so early they were easily convinced it was bedtime. Our daughter is smart, she always knows what time it is, but she was more than happy to go to her room and read with the mutual understanding that she could read Harry Potter # 6 all night if she wanted to.
So we watched the movie Starter for 10a British romantic comedy starring James McAvoy as a guy starting college (Bristol University no less) in the 80′s. I am normally really bad at choosing movies, and since I picked this one, hopes were not soaring terribly high that it would be very good. But James McAvoy was in it, so I figured it couldn’t be that bad either. Since I’m writing about it now, you can safely assume we totally liked it.
Not only did I enjoy the acting, the storyline and the script, but the music was good too. The best part though was how involved the Starter for 10 soundtrackÂ was with the movie. It wasn’t just background noise; mood enhancing or what not, the music had it’s own role to play in this film. It takes time and energy and some kind of musical devotion to make a mixed tape for someone, (there were several given and received in this movie) and that same consideration was given to the musical soundtrack as the movie was written.
Here is the soundtrack, nothing new; just some 80′s greats:
Psychedelic Furs- Love My Way
Black- Wonderful Life
The Buzzcocks- Ever Fallen In Love (with someone you shouldn’t've)…Billy is not the only one to use parenthesis in his song titles
Motorhead- Ace of Spades
Kate Bush- The Man with the Child in His Eyes
Echo and the Bunnymen- Do it Clean
Tears for Fears- The Hurting
The Style Council- Long Hot Summer
The Smiths- Please, Please,Please, Let Me Get What I Want
The Cure- In Between Days, Boys Don’t Cry, Six Different Ways, Pictures of You, Love Song
I would recommend this movie for a fun night with your favorite person, however I would not let my kids watch it, there is a lot of drinking and smooching going on.
You can go to the Starter for Ten website here, if you want to check out the mildly depressing (thats a good thing in case you were wondering) very entertaining, sweet and funny movie for yourself.
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