We were blessed in earnest Art Will Save the World artistry this year. But which of these films causes more silly giggles and general joy? The one with the flipbook of flashback, or the one with music-caused insanity?
Time To Dance!
Our young hero and heroine confront prejudice in Britain, that well known prejudice that “Indians can’t dance ballroom!”. But, after a viral video campaign, the all powerful Bradford Dance Council DOES admit that Indians can’t dance ballroom, and our hero’s “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” is fixed by Love.
Trying Hard Dance Training Montage Song
And finally, Art that Saves the World
Now I know you are thinking “that was hilarious, surely no other movie could be that funny-bad”. But no! This year also gave us 99 Songs!
Our hero is in love with our heroine who is mute. They communicate through text messages and longing gazes, no one seems to understand that sign language is a thing. But her all powerful and wealthy father challenges the hero that Art is Dumb and he can’t marry her until he writes 99 Songs that could change the world. Our hero goes off on a journey to find music, accidentally takes drugs, goes insane, and our heroine starts wearing black eyeliner. But then he DOES change the world with his music, so it all turns out okay.
Heroine being all Dark with short hair and eyeliner
And finally, the Song That Changes The World
You can make your decision based on these songs alone, but ideally you would actually watch both movies! Preferably in a snarky watchalong late at night with popcorn.
Which is the winner?
It’s really close for me, but the Bradford Dance Council which seems to be a governmental body controlling All Ballroom Dance in Britain wins it for me. Just slightly better than The Music Drove Him MAD!!!!