Review: Tonight You’re Mine


Director:David Mackenzie

Cast:Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Mathew Baynton, Alastair Mackenzie

Running Time:80.00


For everything that Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist did right, David Mackenzie's Tonight You're Mine did horrifically wrong as it trips and stumbles its way to the finish line. 

Featuring a cast of relative unknowns, Tonight You're Mine tells the story of two feuding pop stars who meet on unwanted terms at a popular music festival.  A preacher enters the scene from amidst the rowdy crowd, handcuffing the pair together and disappearing.  Now, with a day full of music awaiting, the duo must come to grips with the fact that there is simply no escaping one another.

Fighting hard to be original and "indie", the film falters at nearly every turn as the dialogue appears forced, the actions premeditated, and the characters entirely unrelatable.  By the end, we didn't care who could tolerate who or how their performance was affected by the situation, we just begged for the entire situation to be over.

I will credit the film for a stellar soundtrack as a wide array of songs helped to keep the energy up when there is hardly anything to get excited about.  But in the end, it simply wasn't enough.  The film tries desperately to be unique and ultimately becomes a victim to its own "indie" flare.  Instead of allowing the story to flow and progress naturally, everything seems forced.  It isn't anyone's fault particularly, just a hodgepodge of misdirection and miscommunication.  A near impossible combination for any film to overcome, nevertheless a wannabe indie darling.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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