beautifully depicted film tells the story of love and music and what happens
when you take some truly wonderful people and they get themselves involved
with the evils of drug abuse. Tommy is a gifted composer, studying at the
Royal Academy of Music in London. His girlfriend Alysse is a talented singer
who waits at home for her love to return so they can make their grand opera
together. Also there is Tommy's sister Emma who adores her brother and spends
most of her time with Alysse.
they are all waiting for is for Tommy to simply come home. Lost in the music
of the world, Tommy lives in another reality where there is only the music and
the needs of his loved ones are lost amidst a barrage of sounds that pervade
his very consciousness. It's not until tragedy strikes and Emma dies, that
Tommy comes home to Australia and finds that his world has been turned upside
down and irrevocably shattered as love is lost and found, and some types of
music need to be avoided.
is a courageous outing that had me captured from the very start of the movie.
It's easy to say that this is a very beautiful film and from an audio visual
viewpoint, it is very rich indeed. The story, whilst not revolutionary by any
stretch of the imagination, is exceedingly solid and will keep the audience
with it for the duration. It was more than a movie to me, it was something to
actually be experienced. Sounds like something a bit wishy washy, however I'll
stand by that comment. Wait until the end of the film and see whether or not
you agree with me as you get to witness something beautiful, exotic and a
I've previously mentioned this flick is a treat to both see and hear. I think
that by utilising sound to evoke so much feeling in the movie has really done
this real credit. Watch the scenes where Tommy is focussing on a particular
sound and you will be amazed to say the least. The movie displays in
widescreen format and is lush to watch. Doing the feature the justice that it
deserves, the soundtrack is a lovely 5.1 Dolby Digital mix.
terms of extras, we have a making of section that will give you some insight
as to what is going on with the making of the feature and theatrical trailer.
highly recommend this film and believe that there will be very few viewers who
don't leave this experience being moved at all by it.