July 17 is a big day in the world of films. That’s the day that “Tenet” is expected to arrive in movie theaters all around the world and reinvigorate an industry that has been at a standstill since March. Oh yeah, and it’s the day that “Dirt Music” hits VOD.
As seen in the new trailer for “Dirt Music,” the film is very different than “Tenet” and the typical summer blockbusters. Consider it counter-programming. The film follows the story of a man with a mysterious, dark past that falls in love with a woman that is trying to distance herself from her current situation and find fulfillment elsewhere. As you might imagine, these two wayward souls find each other and develop a passionate, deep relationship.
“Dirt Music” stars Kelly Macdonald and Garrett Hedlund. The film is directed by Gregor Jordan, based on a script by Jack Thorne. Jordan is probably best known for his feature films “The Informers” and “Unthinkable,” released in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
We saw “Dirt Music” as part of last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Our review isn’t completely complimentary, saying, “‘Dirt Music’ isn’t initially a head-splitting film, but Jordan’s overlong 105-minute love story doesn’t know how to let unrequited love take center stage without near-murder mysteries attached to the side—which makes the former into a massive missed opportunity.”
“Dirt Music” arrives on VOD on July 17. So, if you’re not ready to #RiskItForTenet, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and watch two people fall in love.
Here’s the synopsis:
The fervent attraction between Georgie (Kelly Macdonald), a woman stuck in a loveless relationship, and Lu (Garrett Hedlund), a musician with a tragic past, gets the better of them when secrets are uncovered that will change their lives.