Spike (Michael Colgan) and Heaton (Kenny Glenaan) are the unlikeliest pair: two loners who have found each other. Taciturn, competent, unreadable, Heaton is someone we are instinctively afraid of. In contrast, his side-kick Spike is manic, child-like, unstoppable, someone we are instinctively afraid for. When Spike commits a terrible crime, Heaton decides to stand by him - an act of astonishing, almost foolhardy loyalty. There begins a chase across a vast Northern landscape of moors, rivers and dark woods, the increasingly exhausted fugitives being hunted not by the police but by a posse of farmers intent on revenge. As exhaustion and hunger take hold, Heaton injures his leg and the roles are reversed. Suddenly Heaton needs Spike's loyalty. As the farmers close in, Spike is forced to decide whether to stand by his wounded friend or run for the safety of the city. No ordinary chase film, 'This is Not a Love Song' is a love story trapped inside the body of a thriller.
This is not a love song
- This Is Not a Love Song review by PB
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Emotional and tense film concentrating on the extremely close friendship between two men. Thought originally that they were in a gay relationship which I think was the intention of the director and to be honest you never really know if they were or not. The shaky and fast moving camera work made it look at times like a home movie but once you got used to this it became more of an attraction than a distraction and made the film all the more watchable. Really enjoyed this film as it shows that we are all capable of such actions and the consequences we could all so easily face. I felt extremely anxious for the two men and the situation they became embroiled in. Reminded me of Deliverance in parts and we all know what a fantastic film that was. When you watch this film put yourself in their place - what would you have done?????