Emily Browning shines as Eve, a girl who writes songs to help herself overcome her anorexia. The songs and storyline by Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian are charming but at a running time of nearly 2 hours, the movie is too long and meanders it's way to the end. This is a shame because tighter editing and more accomplished vocals from Cassie's character would have resulted in a more satisfactory movie.
I feel this film trivialised eating disorders and the fact that not a single one of the main cast was Scottish yet it was set in Scotland annoys me. Furthermore, the idea that 'to get better' she needed recognition from those around you just annoyed me
Like some weird, unnecessary long, teen vogue fantasy. Every song sounded the same to me, unmotivated and with trivial lyrics. I believe they tried for emotional and maybe even profound, but it all came across as flat and boring.
I think noble in its intention to contrast the appearance of "twee" with the emotional turmoil that it might serve as an antidote to. In this respect the treatment of the eating disorder felt respectful, insofar as music provided a distraction from the inescapable. Shame that music is so dull and Murdoch only skirts the edges of the joy of musicals.