This Movie is Broken
Last night, we attended an Open Roof Films screening of This Movie is Broken in the parking lot of Amsterdam Brewery. Prior to the film, a Toronto band called The Little Black Dress (not to be confused with Little Black Dress) played a few tunes.
I guess it's common for more than one band to choose the same or similar names. The difference here is the definite article. I don't like the name at all. I think both bands should give up and try a new name. Leaving that aside, I was not terribly impressed with the band. The sound was OK and the music was not too bad, but I couldn't get past the lyrics and the vocals. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea. Anyway, on to the movie.
I love Broken Social Scene. I like many of the offshoots too. So, I was happy with the live concert, documentary portion of the film. I enjoyed that part very very much. As for the rest of the film, well, not so much. In fact, I felt that the film was quite boring aside from the music, at least until we got to the twist near the end. Yes, that was surprising and it served as a wake up segment. But, I found that scene hard to believe though well done. Still, it was enjoyable, and then we had a leisurely bike ride home along the very dark waterfront trail.
That's it. Have a nice weekend.