#SheWatches Bill & Ted Face The Music

September 9, 2020

 

Does it take the pandemic to remind us “to be excellent to each other”? Or does it take Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in the soon to be released movie Bill & Ted Face The Music, (directed by Dean Parisot), to get us there? This movie is just what the audience needs right now. We laughed a lot and left our seats feeling revived. 

The Story

Hey dudes, “how you doin?”. Bill & Ted are back and do they have a story to tell. For those cult followers we are pleased to announce it is that time again. It’s been almost three decades since American science fiction comedy film Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey hit the big screen. Prior to that it was 1989 when Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure began.

Back then the boys were time-travelling teenagers trying to pass history and win the battle of the bands. This time, things are different, the boys have grown up and are now back to set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. But can they do it, the odds are stacked against them?

Get ready for more exploits from William “Bill” S.Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan, now middle-aged best friends who once again try to fulfil their rock-and-roll destiny. 

Yet, little do they know when they set out on a new adventure that the stakes are about to get higher than ever as their situation unexpectedly changes. 

A visitor from the future warns them that their destiny is to produce the greatest song they have ever written and that only their song can save life as we know it. 

Further to their anguish, they must create ‘the song’ in 78 minutes and at this stage their inspiration and ideas were at the bottom of the barrel. 

They may have written thousands of songs before, but not quite the right one it seems. “Whoa, we have a destiny to fulfil!”.

The pressure is on and it is obvious they need help. In order to succeed, they work with their loyal daughters Billlie and Thea (played by Australia’s Samara Weaving and American, Brigette Lundy-Paine) who play brilliant roles as the excitement mounts.   

We also meet a new batch of historical music legends Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ling Lun, and a cavewoman. They ‘band’ together to save our world as we know it but as they find out, there is more to this story than finding a song.

It’s a wonderful film that gives you loud laughter from the seriousness ingested in the convivial plot. Keanu and Alex do it well, in a kind of dumb way, yet they really aren’t dumb. So … “let’s rock!”

The Cast

Director: Dean Parisot
Producers: Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, Steve Ponce
Executive Producers: Steven Soderbergh, R. Scott Reid, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli
Screenplay by: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Cast: Keanu Reeves (Ted), Alex Winter (Bill), Samara Weaving (Thea), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Billie), Kid Cudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch

Release date in cinemas, 10 September 2020