Love Song with Cillian Murphy,Neve Campbell, Kristen Johnston, Michael McKean
When is a play good?
In my world? When it still hurts when I leave the theatre.
This was a good play.
It was the poster that somehow woke my attention to see this (never underestimate a good poster). And as an extra bonus it had Cillian Murphy in it. And Cillian is in my top 3 of people with the most beautiful blue eyes on earth. No seriously, he is a great actor. You might have seen him in Batman Begins, he played a main role in Golden Palm winner The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Ken Loach) and I particulary discovered him in indie film Breakfast on Pluto in which he was a delight. He was extraordinary in Love Song too.
Apart from him, the play starred Neve (I know what you did last summer) Campbell, who was OK, but not that convincing for me.
I admit that it took me some time to get used to the American accents of the cast (even Cillian Murphy talked American). But when I got over that the play turned out to be an original and intense affair. I wonder why they call it a Romantic Comedy though, there were certainly funny moments in it but I would rather call it a Drama than a Comedy.
I loved the soundtrack. I loved how the main character suddenly felt that Love Songs were for him too. And when his love in the end tells him to try to “taste a little bit of life” I was sold. I had no problems imagining the world he had created for him self. What a fantastic performance, and what a good play. Absolutely recommended.
With my extraordinary talent for timing, I somehow managed to schedule 2 plays 2 days after each other. So tomorrow it is Love & Money in the Young Vic. And looking at both titles, a pattern is emerging. And blimey in about 26 days it’s time for the big theatre finale.