Donald is a different kindofsuperhero. In his real life he issick. Butthe15-year-old has an outstandingtalenttoanimatewithpen and ink a darkworld in which an invinciblesuperherobattles a deadlynemesis and his sexy sidekick. Butwhile Donald’s cartoonheroisunbreakable and unableto love, he himselfisutterlybreakable and boundfor love.
In a rollercoasterride he learnsof life through his unorthodox psychologist Adrian King, discovers love withtherebelliousShelly and makespeacewith his parentswhile his time isrunning out. And so, ontheedgeofthe Irish Sea and ontheedgeof life, Donald findshimself in theheartof love: an ordinarysuperherowhoprovestheimportantthingit’s not howyouleavethis life buthowyou live it.
With its innovative mix of live action and animation, this movie tells a blisteringly modern love story that is tender, comic and truthful. Directed by Ian FitzGibbon (“Perrier’s Bounty”), this English language feature is based on the homonymous novel by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Andy Serkis (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit”) Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Love Actually”, “Nowhere Boy”, “Bright Star”), Jessica Schwarz (“Perfume”, “Buddenbrooks”, “The Door”), among others.
This unique soundtrack from the movie provides many musical facets, emotional songs like “For You” and “To The Boy” anddynamic titles, such as “XXX” and “This Is How I Feel”. This is a perfect documentation of Donald’s emotional rollercoaster ride. The album is framed by the score of film composer Marius Ruhland.