Life here in the boonies leaves me with limited abilities to see movies as the nearest theatre is an hour and a half away so I’m dependent on streaming and other methods. So I was very excited to have been sent a link for a free screening of the new film, Urban Hymn. All opinions are as usual, my own.
About Urban Hymn:
About the Director:
Michael Caton-Jones was born on October 15, 1957 in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland as Michael Jones. He is a director and actor, known for The Jackal (1997), Rob Roy (1995) and This Boy’s Life (1993).
Watch the Urban Hymn Trailer:
I’m not the world’s most expert movie reviewer. I don’t see as many movies as I read books so I can only tell you what I liked and what I didn’t so don’t go looking here for great references to directorial input and cinematic greatness. It’s really just one cat owning, yurt dweller’s opinion.
That being written I enjoyed this movie. I am a firm believer in the redemptive power of music. It is a wonderfully powerful force in this world and it has been from the first time someone started humming. Music has the ability to take a person out of their world if they let it.
In this tale of a troubled youth and a woman committed to helping it is the power of music that helps to bring their disparate worlds together. Is it a bit trite and packaged? Yes. Is it still worth rooting for the happy ending? Definitely! There is still struggle and the story doesn’t spare the difficulties and sadness but it is a classic story of the power of love and redemption.
If you want to get away from your life for a couple of hours and enjoy a good story with some diverse music this is the movie for you.