I watched You Instead last week (I think it may now be called Tonight You’re Mine). I’ve been meaning to talk about it but forgot until tonight. I was listening to “If I Don’t Belong” by Strike The Colours and (if you’ve seen the movie you know why) it reminded me of it.
Normally, I’m not a fan of rom-coms. I don’t like the fluffy story lines or the unrealistic way in which the main characters fall in love. I don’t like the predictable conflict or the picture-perfect outcome. However, this little film kind of grabbed me by the hand and captivated me.
It was filmed at T in the Park, a music festival in the UK and only runs for just over an hour. I’m not going to talk about the plot line because you can watch the trailer for that, plus that’s not what made me love it. You Instead depicts two flawed, broken people. The main characters are real and genuine, and the script is very well written. Though the main reason why this movie entranced me was the direction. There are some beautiful images (like the one above) that accurately sum up the emotion and general atmosphere of not only the characters, but a music festival.
I loved everything about it and I suggest you watch it.