The Girl in the Café

The Girl in the Cafe movie poster


David Yate’s The Girl in the Café, a made-for-HBO movie, was incredibly cute, and my heartstrings were indeed pulled, but I couldn’t shake the sense the love story was wrapped around the real purpose of the film: explicating the issue of extreme poverty to help warm the public up for Live 8. Of course, I feel like a bastard for criticizing this aspect of it. Plus, the age difference between Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald was so icky that, forget about disagreeing over whether to battle or defer to stubborn politicians, it’s an issue unto itself.

Actually, it’s a perfectly charming and lovely movie, I’m sorry.

Reykjavik should hereby pass an ordinance decreeing its name shall heretoforth be spoken only in a Scottish accent.