Anne (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record of 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.
I was not expecting too much but was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke all create a chemistry which really works in this romantic comedy. It’s clearly a modern day love triangle with more step brothers and step sisters than you can count!
It has great dialogue, a toe tapping soundtrack and excellent locations - I knew it was different and waited until the final credits to see it was written by Nick Hornby. This is an uplifting mid-week DVD classic!
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Enjoyable romantic comedy
- Juliet, Naked review by PC
As a fan of Nick Hornby, I was looking forward to this adaption and it was enjoyable, if not one of the best adaptions from his works (see High Fidelity for that). All the actors play their parts very well, especially Chris O'Dowd whose character in someone else's hands could have been an unlikeable idiot. Don't watch if you are expecting a laugh a minute rom com, Hornby stories cover much more and are better for it.