Modern Life Is Rubbish
(L-R): Actor Josh Whitehouse and actress Freya Mayor star in director Daniel Jerome Gill’s musical romantic comedy, ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish.’

Detecting the true meaning behind people’s motivations and emotions through one simple spoken word highlights the true bond between two people who are romantically involved. That’s certainly the case for the two protagonists in the new romantic comedy, ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish.’ In honor of the musical film’s official release, ShockYa is debuting an exclusive clip from the project, which is titled ‘Fine.’

‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ is being unveiled in US theaters today by Cleopatra Entertainment, which acquired the distribution rights after the movie had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year. The movie is also set to be released in UK theaters next Friday, May 4, by Universal Pictures.

The romantic comedy was directed by Daniel Jerome Gill, and written by Philip Gawthorne. ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ stars Freya Mayor, Josh Whitehouse, Tom Riley, Ian Hart and Jessie Cave.The music-centric film features songs from such bands Radiohead, The 1975, Blur, Cocteau Twins and Stereophonics.

The following synopsis has been released for ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’:

Brought together by their shared love of music, ten years on Liam (Whitehouse) and Natalie (Mayor) are at a breaking point. In their case, opposites attract, but don’t necessarily work long-term. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the sound track that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together.

Shockya's Exclusive 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' Clip
Shockya's Exclusive 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' Clip

Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from director Daniel Jerome Gill's musical romantic comedy, 'Modern Life Is Rubbish,' which stars Freya Mayor and Josh Whitehouse.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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