NME.COM

Dust Brothers : This is your life

As marketing tie-ins go, quite meaty.

Rule number one when making a movie from a very dark novel about

the mind-warping, soul-numbing effects of a superficial consumerist celebrity culture: don't make a flashy super-stylised

f
eature-length

rock video starring Brad Pitt. Doh! Too late. Adapted from the inevitable pumped-up trip-hop soundtrack to Fight Club by the knob-tweaking overlords of dirty white funk, 'This Is Your Life' puts a burly rhythmic rumble behind a soundbite collage of Pitt's character spouting warped adspeak and rabble-rousing fatalism:

"This

is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.../You are not

your

bank account.../Deliver us from Swedish furniture, deliver us from clever art". The words are smart enough, the music so-so, the overall effect somewhere between Renton's 'choose life' rant from Trainspotting and Baz Luhrmann's '...Sunscreen' fandango. As

marketing

tie-ins go, quite meaty.



Stephen Dalton

Share This

More Reviews

Slaves - 'Take Control' Review

This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act

Album

Boxed In – 'Melt' Review

With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment

Album
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine