Beat Girl is a welcome departure from the emerging and depressing norm of British films depicting the nation’s youth as mindless, foul-mouthed yobs.
Louise Dylan plays Heather, a budding classical pianist torn between fulfilling her recently deceased mother’s ambitions by passing an audition at a prestigious music academy and her newfound passion for Electronic Dance Music (EDM).
The film never strays from the predictable coming of age narrative and is a sadly drama-free zone, largely thanks to the ease with which the solutions to Heather’s worries fall into her lap.
This is a decidedly average version of a very familiar story let down by the failure to offer any surprises or tension.
As such there’s seldom anything for the audience to really engage with or to hold their attention.
Currently showing at selected cinemas.