Spontaneity is this lovely lovely trait that I sometimes like to let loose. If I was to use one word to describe this Valentine Marathon, it would have to be that. I really just looked at my list and jotted down a bunch of choices and then kind of kept changing an extremely tentative schedule, especially after it just fell behind after the last weekend. Honestly, I was originally going to watch Sense and Sensibility, because the package just arrived from Amazon or Much Ado About Nothing but I wasn’t really in the mood for fancy English so I went for a shorter runtime and a much more up in the air movie that I knew nothing about called Tonight You’re Mine.
Tonight You’re Mine’s original title is “You Instead”. Perhaps you know it as that.
Its an indie romantic comedy of sorts so lets give it a watch! 🙂
TONIGHT YOU’RE MINE (2011)
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Ruta Gedmintas, Alastair Mackenzie, Matthew Baynton, Rebecca Bronson
T in the Park holds nights of the biggest music festival in Scotland with known and aspiring bands. One of these are big time duo, The Make. As the boys Adam (Luke Treadaway) and Tyko (Matthew Baynton) stop to jam a tune, they are messed with by a upcoming girl band, The Dirty Pinks lead by Morello (Natalia Tena) and her girls. While breaking up their conflict, the security handcuffs them together and disappears in the chaos, leaving them trapped together despite disliking each other. For the next 24 hours, they are tied to each other, taking a glimpse at each other’s life: boyfriend/girlfriend, music, performances, hanging out, etc. Its then they realize that there’s a connection that grows.
Tonight You’re Mine (or You Instead) is an through and through independent romantic comedy. Its story is pretty simple but the feel-good factor is off the charts. Why do I say the story is simple? Well, its your typical boy meets girl, hates each other, spends time together (forcefully) for 24 hours and then connects and falls in love. There is always a conflict that happens before they get together. I don’t usually comment on camera but in this one, its what makes it feel extremely indie and makes it feel like an extremely real event happening. The focus sometimes goes off and it emphasizes the mood and atmosphere of the scene they are in. Its not only real but its extremely spontaneous, making this double the fun. Plus, this is following two rock stars so the music helps make this so much fun to watch. I personally love really music-oriented movies so this one worked for me A LOT!
I think a lot of the awesomeness goes out to the cast to put their hearts into this. There was an amazing chemistry and mood set. It was also this witty stuff going on especially when both of the main characters, Morello and Adam both had their own relationship and they needed to get along with each other but they also showed that they both were these incompatible relationships. Although there are some pretty fantastic connection even with these supporting characters playing the boyfriend and girlfriend, the chemistry between Morello and Adam emphasizing their connection brings up a lot of really fun times and there’s even a deeper moment somewhere in there. They are both really colorful characters.
Natalia Tena as Morello and Luke Treadaway as Adam just makes you fall in love with them throughout the 80 minutes run time. They go through some performances, breakups and quiet moments. It gives their progress so much awesomeness in every moment. I really have no other words than awesome for this. It just made me feel all awesome, warm, fuzzy, giddy, happy. Its been a while I’ve felt so great after watching a movie. Now, where are these two talented stars? I need to search up their other movies!
Before I recap, this is one of my favorite moments in the movie and thats probably also the turning point in Tonight You’re Mine. Wait for the mash-up to start first at around 1:00.
Overall, Tonight You’re Mine is an amazing indie feel-good romantic comedy. Its gives a refreshing simple story set in a music festival full of awesome music. The colorful leads breath life to their characters, Morello and Adam and their chemistry is absolutely unbeatable. I absolutely highly recommend it! 🙂 Its been a while I’ve felt so passionate about a movie!
I’m so tempted to watch it again tonight but Valentine’s Marathon is still going on and I’m doing this night by night. I can’t wait to add this to my movie collection!!
Have you seen Tonight You’re Mine? Did you like the little clip? Have you seen Natalia Tena and Luke Treadaway in other roles that I should check out?