9 Songs

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Year Released: 2004
Rating: 1.0

A British scientist thinks back to his time with an American student in London, which, if his memory is correct, consisted of either having sex or going to concerts and very little else. It sounds fun, in theory, but the scenes of actual intercourse or foreplay are (purposely) not erotic (at least I wasn't turned on) and the concert footage is poorly shot with sub-par audio (damn DV cameras), so the feeling after the movie, for me, wasn't elation but rather depression - it doesn't help much that the very idea of dating the female lead, played by Margo Tilley, sounds like a nightmare I couldn't wait to get away from. Kieran O'Brien's character turns out to have a lot in common with Winterbottom: the two of them have a real interest in icy formations made of either frozen water or flesh.