1978. Summer.
The English punk rock band, The Buzzcocks, have released a “tit-colored” single called “Love You More.”
Peter likes The Buzzcocks. As does his classmate Georgia.
Peter likes Georgia. Georgia couldn’t give two shits about Peter.

A chance meeting at a London record shop leads to a sexual tryst while the record’s A-side stays on repeat. While there won’t be any “Brown Bunny”-esque controversy, the sex scene might be enough to make some cover their eyes and others pry theirs open as to not miss a second. Positions involving numbers in the high-sixties and climaxes coinciding with the record’s end, this one’s got it all.

Nominations at Cannes, the BAFTAs, and the European Film Awards, should say enough about this great short film. Patrick Marber (“Closer,” “Notes on a Scandal”) wrote the script while blossoming filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood took the helm as the film’s director. It should also be noted that recently deceased Best Director Anthony Minghella (“The English Patient”) was attached as one of the project’s producers. What it all comes down to is this: a group of talented filmmakers got together and made a great film.

“Love You More” is a great short film. While the sex scene (which takes up nearly a third of the film’s running time) might be the only part discussed at the water cooler, it shouldn’t be allowed to overshadow the rest of the film. First, the performances are terrific, especially from the actress playing Gloria, Andrea Riseborough, who plays the Bad Girl oh so well. Harry Treadway as Peter is as convincing as any other young actor playing the same type of About To Be Corrupted role. Make sure you stick around for his little sunglasses routine towards the end. The film ends on a sweet note, one that dilutes the graphic sex just enough to leave the film balanced between hot/steamy and cute/romantic.

Posted on January 21, 2009 in Reviews by

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