There are some nice moments in this romantic comedy-drama from first-time screenwriter Laura Graham, but the romance and characterisation are so shallow and unconvincing.
Sean Maguire plays Galway musician Sean, lead singer in a struggling but talented band. He is nursing a broken heart, unable to forget his lost love: beautiful music journalist Amy (Lorna Anderson), whose heart he broke by getting drunk on his stag night, winding up at a dodgy party miles away in Limerick and not showing up for their wedding. To the bemusement of his bandmates, Sean pays for studio time to record an agonised concept album about his feelings, titled Songs for Amy. Midway through the movie, the plot takes an unconvincing sideways lurch regarding a death in the family and a legacy, and Sean finds himself the proprietor of a grand country hotel which is going to be the location of Amy’s forthcoming wedding to a hugely wealthy, famous (and of course obnoxious) rock star.
Frankly, it is never really convincing or all that funny. Maguire’s performance is engaging and Graham creates a funny parody of the last-minute-rush-to-the-airport cliche. But the movie never survives its own improbability problem.