Band Aid

Band Aid

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen edition.
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Anna and Ben, who can't stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave, they start a band.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD BAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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Dobrila_T Mar 09, 2019

One of the past selections of the Calgary Underground Film Festival, this quirky comedy portrays a millennial marriage on the rocks with the battling spouses in a rock band. It features excellent writing, smart characterization and it'll keep you in stitches.

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Melidag
Feb 24, 2019

Annoying characters I couldn't care less about.

jamielmalone Apr 25, 2018

I grabbed this movie because it looked like a quirky comedy, maybe mockumentary - especially because of the featured actors. I was wrong, it was so much better than that. It has it's funny moments, but I wouldn't call it a comedy. It gives a very relatable, unflinching take on marriage and pointent reflection on grief of unrealized dreams. I think it will hit home with most 30 somethings. The music in it is pretty great too. Just a great little independent flick.

JCLMaryanaK Feb 27, 2018

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" meets "Begin Again"

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poodlegirl
Feb 24, 2018

I thought it was hysterically funny! I like all of these actors (Lister-Jones & Hanks both star in TV's Life in Pieces) and Fred Armison is great! This movie is quirky with a really good ending.

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VonHafenstaaad
Feb 11, 2018

Stinka-rooney. I kept skipping ahead to see if there was anything good- there wasn't, I skipped through the entire mess.

LPL_KevinC Feb 05, 2018

Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally play a married couple who’ve become jaded with each other and spend a lot of their time together bickering about petty cohabitational issues. When their marriage counselor bails on them, they turn to writing punchy, lo-fi, garage songs as a way to exorcise their grievances. The two have such good chemistry, and don’t come off as being genuinely contemptible to one another that you might wonder why they hold on to such inconsequential differences, but as is the case with a lot of relationships showing cracks, their issues lie deeper than what’s seen at surface level.

Band Aid’s songs are catchy, the characters are endearing, and the marital disharmony feels honest. Kudos to Zoe for filling her production staff with almost 100% women too.

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jonnybroom
Feb 01, 2018

Off-beat, funny, diverting enough for the duration. Lots of F-words, with some insight here and there.

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nordicleather
Jan 03, 2018

Band-Aid is a slow moving movie featuring a stereo type argumentative newly married Jewish couple. The rift is her recent miscarriage. The couple decides to sing out their differences on stage. The go on stage with their songs. Their band's drummer, the next door neighbor, is a member of Sexual Addicts Anonymous. That dynamic plays into the plot. The couple in conflict reminded me of the Bickerton's comedy act. I give Band-Aid 2 and a half out of five. Glad it wasn't any longer.

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graybear3
Oct 27, 2017

Some will really like this and some may be turned off. We liked it because it was a bit different and the music was good (and a bit different). Loved the sex-addicted neighbor/drummer character! Pay attention to his dialog - it's pretty funny. During the course of the film, you come to understand the tragedy at the root of their emotional problems. The "talk" that the mother gives her daughter about life from the husband's perspective is very insightful (and spot-on?)!

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