Somewhere at the border of adorable and “hopelessly twee,” is where the teaser trailer for God Help the Girl lives. Seriously: impeccably-dressed, sensitive teens with accents? Check. Made by a beloved indie artist? Double check. A coming-of-age drama couched in musical fantasy? Sir, the twee-o-meter can’t take any more!
I kid (mostly). God Help the Girl, a musical drama from Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoc, looks lovely in this first teaser trailer from Amplify. The film stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Eve, a Scottish teen attempting to overcome low self-esteem by starting a pop group with a pair of friends (Olly Alexander, Le Week-End, Bright Star and Hannah Murray, Game of Thrones, Skins).
Will the pretty Eve end up with the sensitive and honest best friend or the hunky Scotsman in the letter jacket? And will their band succeed?
From the official synopsis:
Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a pop group.
In God Help the Girl, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow’s West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance.