‘Tonight You’re Mine’ Movie Review
Having never been one for outdoor concerts, public toilets, or mud, I found a lot of the new movie, Tonight You’re Mine, utterly foreign. At its core, the film is a love story between two feuding rockers who are handcuffed together by a wandering hippie and have only hours to figure out a solution before they’re due to perform, although at times it seems more like an excuse to film a massive public rock extravaganza in Scotland.
If there was a script, I would love to see it, to find out what exactly the intent behind the movie was. For the first thirty minutes, I was utterly mystified; I couldn’t tell where it was going or whether I wanted to go along for the ride. Eventually, things evened out a bit and I started to understand that the movie was like a very long music video with some semblance of a plot. R. Kelly would be proud.
That isn’t to say there weren’t funny moments. As the two rockers, Natalia Tena and Luke Treadway, both musicians in real life, have some great physical comedy as they try to navigate their unwanted attachment and maintain their relationships with their significant others who find the whole thing ridiculous, but it’s painfully obvious from the beginning that the experience is going to change them and that they will end up falling for each other.
Implausible? Sure, but the film presents the two characters as so much alike that there just isn’t anyone else that they could end up with. They both live that hard rocker lifestyle, unafraid of bad hygiene or too much beer or falling for a relative stranger.
If you like that lifestyle, you’ll find a lot in common with the film. If you’re more like me, it will be an interesting look into a world that is better viewed from afar.
Tonight You’re Mine comes out in limited release today, May 11th.