God Help the Girl

Synopsis: Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl called Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like Summer.
Director(s): Stuart Murdoch
Production: Amplify
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min


You could argue even, you know,

Nick Drake's mystique is a lot

to do with him not being around,

d'ya know what I mean?

If Nick Drake was now

on Chatty Man with Alan Carr,

talking about his new record,

that mystique would

be dissipated, wouldn't it?

No, you're absolutely right,

yeah, yeah, yeah.

Age shall not wither him,

you know what I mean?

- He's frozen at that moment.

- Ian Curtis.

And it's a slender body of work,

Ian Curtis has got two albums.

And of course, people who never

knew the band at the time,

guys our age, "Blimey did you

ever see Joy Division?"

I said, "Yeah, about 30 times,

they were always around,

I was bored with them," but the

mystique builds inextricably.

Starting to think that

both of us still being here

is rather a kind of tired,

bourgeois thing to do.

- What are you saying?

- I'm not saying anything, mate.

Anyway, this is Findley

and Donovan

and coming up later,

Wobbly Legged Rat, who,

if you've been a regular

listener to this show,

you'll know we're very keen on.

Looking forward very much

to seeing them

tomorrow, live in Glasgow.

And later on in this show,

we have Gabriel and Damascus.

I'm bored out my mind

Too sick to even care

I'll take a little walk

Nobody's going to know

I'm in senior ward

It gives you

a little free time

I'll just use it all at once

Took the fence and the lane

The bus then the train

Bought an Independent to make

me look like I got brains

I made a story up in my head

if anybody would ask

I'm going to a seminar

I'm a genius

I'm a prodigy

A demon at maths and science

I'm up for a prize

If you gotta

grow up sometime

You have to do it

on your own

I don't think I could stand

to be stuck

That's the way that things

were going

The Bible's my tool

There's no mention of school

My Damascan Road's

a transistor radio

I tune in at night when my mum

and my dad start to fight

I put on my headphones

And I tune out

I am devout

The girls'll sing about

my life

But they're not here,

they've got the wild life

If you want to find out,

find out

You have to look them

in the eye

That's why my only choice

Is find the face

behind the voice

I know what they're after

This life is kind of boring

Kids don't want you

He's gotta play

the record, hey

The kids are gonna want you

Thank you, thank you, people.

We are Wobbly Legged Rat.

This song is for you.

Eins, zwei, drei, vier!

Oh yeah

Hello, we are King James

the Sixth from Scotland.

Yeah, we're just... we're kind of

trying that name out,

so if you get any ideas,

just shout them out.

All right!

Come on, get started!

Right, just...

We want Anton!

I want Anton!

One fine day,

I'm gonna leave this town

I'm gonna run with the deer

I'm gonna swim

like a swimming thing

I've had it with this,

girl, I've had it with you

At least look at me when

I say that we're through

And I'm done

This is actually...

it's quite a good song

if we could play it.

All I can hear

is the bloody drums.


Fight, fight, fight!

Fight! Fight! Fight!

You're a bloody

tea drinker, pal.

You shouldn't be in a band!

Are you okay?

You're the guy from the fight.

My guitar got it worse.

You don't look so good.


I was just gonna come

and check your pulse,

see if you were still alive.

Who are you again?

Oh, James, the guitar player.

So, do you have a job or do you

just make money playing guitar?

No, I work at the university

swimming pool.

- I'm a lifeguard.

- Lifeguard.

I see, you're always

saving people.

Grab the ring and just calmly

swim back.

Here is the safeness.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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