Synopsis: Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Lenny Abrahamson
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  13 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Now these


what an...

An endless




endless rolling...


what do you carry to me?

Where will

you carry me to?

Children building

castles in the sand

in my town


A band's playing

a band's playing

tomorrow night

in my town.

They're called the...

The Soron...

Ladies have babies

That's how it works.

Lady in the red coat,

what you doing with that bag?

Lady in the blue coat

do you know the lady

in the red coat?


Little boxes.

Little boxes

to take me away

from these little boxes.

- Hi, sweetheart.

- Oh.

Hi. Just in time. I

made a casserole.

Oh, er, no, thanks. I've

got an idea for a song.

- How was work?

- Yeah, it was good.

I... I've just...

Before I forget it.

Okay, idea for a song

in "a" minor,

possible title "suburbia."

I dream...

Of an angel...

down to "E" in the bass.

To take

Me away...

To "G."


Me away...


From these

little boxes...

Back to "a."

I dream

of an angel...

Up there.

to take...

Oh, hang on.

me away...

Oh f***.

That's madness.

A f***ing madness song.

Working hard...

...on songs all day.

Uh, but not Johnston or Harman.

Um, so how would you

describe the, er, Soron...

How would you

describe your music?

Thank you

for your inquiry, Anthony.

That's a pretty f***ing

boring question.

That's being edgy, isn't it?

I would describe our

sound as f***ing happy.

Clara, why don't you just let him speak?

F*** you, Lucas!

- Cheese and ham panini.

- Let him speak!

There you go.

"Cheese and ham panini.


It's him.

Hello, sir.

Talk to you over here, sir.

Look what you've made me become!

I'm gonna do it!

I mean it.

This is your fault!

- This is all on you!

- Okay.

- Would you at least look at me?

- Get out of the water.

We were at this radio station.

He and Clara had a disagreement

or... I don't know,

I guess a physical fight.

This is all your fault!

You're the s...

You're playing tonight.


Our keyboardist is trying

to drown himself.

F*** off! I'm not just

fingers, you know.

I play keyboards.

She wanted this... she wanted

this from the start!

Oh no no, I wasn't...

That wasn't, uh... I...

Yeah yeah.

Red hair.



You play "C," "F" and "G"?

- Yeah.

- You're in.

If you want to get wet - really?

That's it, get up!

Sir. So what should we do now?

Should we run through the songs?

Stage door,

00 P.M. tonight.

Uh, okay, let me give

you my number.

Is he gonna be okay?

He'll be fine.

He'll still need

to spend the night

in hospital though, right? He

swallowed a lot of seawater.

He'll have to have

his stomach pumped.


In the soup

Ginger crouton

cover him in grease

Raw limby sausage

Bobbing poulet

salted joints

Tuna in brine

Deep dark swell anoints...

Undertow the broken Ford

Back to garage,

help him, lord...

Eels are jellied,

bloated belly

Scallops seared,

wrinkled skin

Comb the cockles

from his beard

Notify the next of kin

Push the baby, cut the cord

Spread the feast

upon the board...

Coming out, emerging...

What happened?

You just stopped playing.

What the f*** is wrong with you?

Just stop f***ing playing!?


There. The backup is bullshit!

F***ing bullshit!

It's okay, come on.

Come on.

Start up the car.

Hello. So Lucas has

been sectioned

and we need a new

keyboard player.

And Frank said, you know, "remember

that grateful-looking boy

who jumped on the stage

last week uninvited?"

I wasn't uninvited.

- Hello?

- So Frank said that he thought you brought

something cherishable

that night.

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Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) and The Psychopath Test (2011). He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a faux-naïf character in his stories. more…

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