The History of Future Folk (2012) – I’m going to be honest with you. I picked this for its running time and little else. I wanted to get another movie in before bed, so I picked the first thing I saw that was under 90 minutes long on Netflix.
And here we are.
I have now watched a movie about the origin story of a… an “alien bluegrass band” in New York. This is a real band, with a fictionalized origin story. Great.
I wish I could say this was the stupidest thing I’d watched for Lent, but I once watched a movie made by and for actual, literal Nazis, so no, this isn’t the worst by any means, but maybe I should have just gone to bed and fallen behind, you know? This is not what I wanted for so early in Lent, but it could sure be worse.
I want to be kind to this movie, but in case I forget one of the details beyond the premise, I want to remind my future self, reading through these archives, of the scene where one of the male leads incapacitated a woman and forced her to listen to his music before he kissed her. Throughout the movie, the same character goes on to commit multiple violent crimes in order to meet pretty ladies. But no, these are the protagonists.