A brilliant soundtrack for a quirky & fun film
firstname.lastname@example.org | Boston, MA | 12/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The film was brilliant in an unassuming & lighthearted way....from a seemingly lame premise, it gained points due to splendid emotional texture and some strong performances....Now, in terms of the music....I loved the recurring theme during segments of the film....had never heard of the composer before...was delighted to see that there was a soundtrack...highly recommend it if you enjoy melodic music...Ola.."
J. Harlow | Los Angeles, California United States | 12/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I, too, came across this London-set film by late-night accident, but as a Brit ex-pat living in LA it had immediate resonance. Not only was the film suprisingly sweet and thoughtful (think Groundhog Day crossed with Notting Hill), but the African music meshed with the urban settings, dilemmas and fantasies. Twenty years ago I ran Africa Beat, a post-punk era magazine dedicated to the incredible variety of African pop musics - this was pre Paul Simon Graceland, which boosted and then deflated the genre. Most of these artists on the soundtrack are African superstars who, I then shouted, should be better known in the west, heroes such as Alpha Blondey, who popularised reggae in Ivory Coast, etc. Now, having seen how so much (but not all) African music loses its way when it comes in contact with the west, I am glad my magazine did not win the day. And that I saw this film, and loved its music once again....."
Melodic representation of a melodic film
callibell | Atlanta, Ga USA | 03/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I caught the movie for the first time on a cable movie channel. It was one of those Brit films that American television thought worthy to play on HBO. Anyway, I loved it and part of the reason is because of the brilliantly meshed tunes and melodies that were placed strategically in their rightful places. Over the top review? Perhaps. However, I loved it. Good job."