Why you should watch “Tonight You’re Mine”

Tonight You're MIneRecently I decided to try out Netflix’s DVD service so that I could finally watch some new releases I’d been wanting to see. While I was browsing through their offerings, I came across a movie called “Tonight You’re Mine.” The synopsis intrigued me:

Shot over the course of five days at Scotland’s annual T in the Park music festival, this unconventional romance centers on a pair of bickering rockers who are handcuffed together; 24 hours later, they’re falling in love.

Yes, the setup is a total cliché, but I’m a sucker for movies about music and musicians, so I figured I’d give it a chance. And I’m really glad I did! The two lead actors are very appealing, particularly Luke Treadaway as Adam. (To be fair, I like looking at scruffy rock stars, so I might be a bit biased!) They have great chemistry together and manage to make the handcuff thing look very natural and realistic.

I also loved the fact that the movie was filmed at an actual music festival; it really captured the energy and magic of 85,000 people coming together to enjoy some great songs. A lot of real bands are featured in the film, and while I had never heard of most of them before, I was happy to be introduced to some new music!

It’s not a perfect movie, by any means. Because the movie is short and was filmed on a very tight schedule, the plot and character development are relatively slight. Also, it’s very hard to hear some of the dialogue due to the challenges of filming at a live event. But there’s enough here to be entertaining for anyone who likes music and rom-coms. This scene alone, where the heroine’s band is playing a gig (with the hero still handcuffed to her arm), sold me:

Unfortunately the end of the song is cut off, but you get the idea. 🙂

There’s also this charming song from the very beginning of the film (actually written by Treadaway):

It’s so freakin’ catchy, I can’t even take it!

Long story short, “Tonight You’re Mine” isn’t going to be one of my all-time favorite movies, but it’s definitely worth watching!

4 thoughts on “Why you should watch “Tonight You’re Mine”

  1. Heidi says:

    This has actually been sitting in my Netflix queue since before it even came out! Yours is really the first reaction I’ve read though, I’m certainly convinced to make time for it!

  2. Lakeshia Artis says:

    Hmmm, I never even heard of it before. If I come across it, I will give it a look. I’m glad you really enjoyed the movie.

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