There are flashes of talent in this low-budget British feature about a young woman, Becky (Georgia Maguire), stumbling through life, love and work in Reading. ‘Love Me Till Monday’ was conceived and made by a collective of graduates who hired experienced TV director Justin Hardy to tell this story of drunken nights, office politics and stalled romance. It’s a shaky effort, tonally awkward, with far too much reliance on sappy songs, the main character looking wistful and distracting symbolic diversions such as Becky’s attachment to the veg and flowers on her allotment. The cast are a mixed bag, their inexperience not helped by some bum lines. But Maguire has a compelling presence, despite the limitations of a script that insists her character’s search for a man is her only goal in life.
Love Me Till Monday
|Release date:||Friday July 11 2014|
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Caught this film at BFI Film Festival and totally disagree with Tom P's review. Though the lead, Georgia Maguire was really good (as were all the actors to be fair). Considering the tiny budget I thought technically the film was a great achievement and credit must go to the makers for making it look like a bigger budgeted film (I saw at the end that it was nearly all improvised to huge credit to the editor!). Great little British indie film that deserves to get seen.
I agree with the previous reviewer that Georgia Maguire, who plays the lead in this improvised film, was excellent, but I thought the other cast members were great too. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and thought it was funny, charming and truthful. With a budget of £25,000, and a cast of inexperienced actors, it's a remarkable achievement.
Saw this film at a screening a while back. Suffice to say production values are low and the plot pretty shoddy but a superlative performance by the lead girl. Everyone else involved with this film should feel ashamed of themselves I have absolutely no idea why this has been selected for the festival.