Two people walk away from an outdoor concert venue as fireworks go off in the sky above.


Title: Tonight You’re Mine
Released: 2011

Fix: Hipster Rom-Com
Platforms: Hulu (May also be listed under the title “You Instead”)

Netflix Summary:

Shot over the course of five days at a music festival, this unconventional romance centers on a pair of bickering rockers who are handcuffed together.

FYA Summary:

Adam and Morello are two rock-stars from different bands who find themselves in an innocent altercation at T in the Park, a huge music festival in Scotland. When a mysterious man breaks up the tiff, and handcuffs Adam and Morello together, the two must learn to cooperate—including playing sets—until they can find a pair of bolt cutters to extricate themselves.

Familiar Faces:

Luke Treadaway as Adam

The only other character I’ve seen Luke play is Prokopion in Clash of the Titans, and he’s almost unrecognizable in the role of Adam. (Or vise versa?) He’s got a lovely voice, though, which is a nice surprise.

Sophie Wu as Kim

Kim is a naive videographer who spends much of the movie roaming around filming musicians. I really have nothing to compare this character to, however; Sophie played Erika Cho in both Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, but I’ve never seen either of those movies.

Natalia Tena as Morello

It’s Tonks! Or, for you Game of Thrones fans—it’s Osha! Pretty much every role I’ve seen Natalie in, she’s played a quirky gal with unkempt hair, and Morello is no exception. But this character doesn’t involve magic or fantasy (sadly?). She’s also got a lovely voice.

Ruta Gedmintas as Lake

Lake is a spoiled, entitled model, and Ruta plays the role quite well. Ruta’s been in quite a few TV shows and movies that I’ve heard of, but none I’ve actually watched.

Alastair Mackenzie as Mark

Mark, sadly, is a bit of a doormat. I feel like Alastair, from the other shows he’s been in, more often plays a proper gentleman.

Regarding all of the above: Forgive me if I should know these actors better … I am, apparently, an uncultured American.

Couch-Sharing Capability: Medium

If the people you’re with aren’t fans of music festivals—or handheld camera shots—they might not enjoy this movie, because there is both a lot of music and festival shots and shaky cam. The storyline is entertaining, though, so that’s a plus.

Additional warning: There is a lot of cursing in this movie, so definite earmuffs in you’re sensitive to that sort of thing. (Or a child.)

Recommended Level of Inebriation: High

To match the levels of inebriation one might experience while at such a festival.

Use of Your Netflix Subscription: Decent

Netflix can be so hit or miss sometimes, but it’s really great to be able to watch movies from across the pond that never made a splash over here via the service. I think of it as research, into both different styles of films and into actors who I should know better. Tonight You’re Mine is a great example of this.

But the movie also served as a great reminder of why I am not at all interested in attending multiple-day music festivals. (They’re so dirty!) I’m just too old for that shizz.


Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.