Thursday, January 20, 2022

Last Night in Soho

Writer/director Edgar Wright's nostalgic love letter to the 1960s is glamorous spectacle. The story involves would-be designer Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) who, shortly after starting university in London, begins dreaming life alongside a would-be singer named Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy). The dreams start vibrant and hopeful, influencing Ellie's actions during the day, but soon turn dark and violent before they spill into Ellie's life even further.

Despite its lavish beauty, Last Night in Soho is a mess. If not for the great soundtrack, I'd say it would work better with the sound off as the story often gets in the way of the terrific visuals. Sadly, Ellie isn't all that interesting as a character, nor are her struggles fitting in at college worth screen time. It's only in the 60s when Sandie's life takes over does the film come to life. And when the two stories crash together the film becomes a jumbled mess.

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  • Title: Last Night in Soho
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