Film review: Saved by the Belle

Written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of iconic indie band Belle & Sebastian, this Glasgow-set drama follows a girl who discovers the healing power of music as she recovers from illness.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 24th August 2014, 10:00 am
Saved by the Belle
Saved by the Belle

Eve sneaks out of hospital where she is receiving treatment for an eating disorder and deeper psychological issues to watch a set by the band Wobbly Legged Rats, fronted by sexy Anton.

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The same night, Eve meets singer-songwriter James and they become friends and eventually roommates. They begin to write music together and recruit a third member to their band, Cassie. James clearly fancies Eve but his advances are rebuffed because she only has eyes for Anton.

Quirky and bittersweet.