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Adam and Morello have a big problem.

It's not that Adam is the heart-throb lead-singer in a famous electro-pop band OR that his girlfriend is a spoiled stroppy supermodel. His problem is Morello's problem.

Morello's problem isn't that she's lead singer in a struggling post-punk riot girl band OR that she's dating a banker.

No, her problem is that she has to perform the biggest gig of her life at a music festival while hand-cuffed to the kind of person she totally despises - Adam.

So begins an out-there odd-ball romantic comedy filled with lust, mud, betrayal, booze, portaloos and a hundred thousand people partying to the greatest music in the world - none of whom seems to have the key - not to the meaning of life - but to the handcuffs.



Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Mathew Baynton, Ruta Gedmintas, Gilly Gilchrist, Alastair Mackenzie, Gavin Mitchell


David Mackenzie


Gillian Berrie


Thomas Leveritt

Executive Producers:

Jamie Laurenson, Christine Langan, Robbie Allen, Carole Sheridan, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Geoff Ellis, Malte Grunert, David Mackenzie

Sales agent:

Bankside Films



Credits summary:

BBC Films Presents in association with Head Gear Films/ Metrol Technology and Creative Scotland A Sigma Films Production. A David Mackenzie Film.



Running time:

80 mins 10 secs

Release Dates


16 September 2011

In cinemas

16 September 2011

Out on DVD

23 December 2012

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