Modern Life Is Rubbish trailer: Listen to the soundtrack of love

And no sight of Blur or Damon Albarn

Featuring music from Radiohead, Stereophonics, The Libertines and more, Modern Life Is Rubbish is a British rom-com with a solid musical heart. In some quarters it has been compared to a mixture of High Fidelity and 500 Days of Summer. Check out the trailer and see what you think.

First brought together by their shared love of music, ten years later Liam and Natalie have reached a breaking point. Opposites attract, but aren’t necessarily working long-term. Liam, a struggling musician, cannot let go of his vinyl collection and refuses to adapt to a world of smartphones and instant downloads.

Natalie has let go of her dream of designing album covers and has become a rising star at her advertising firm. As they make the difficult decision to separate, they start by splitting their prized music library, but the soundtrack that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together.

Daniel Gill directs, with Philip Gawthorne on writing duties, basing the film on their short film of the same name made in 2009. Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul) and Freya Mavor (Skins) star in the lead roles, with support from Ian Hart, Tom Riley and Kiera Bell.

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Updated: Apr 06, 2018

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