Lindsay Lohan - Over

August 04, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Thursday Revisit, so I chose this song from Lindsay Lohan's small collection purely because it's the only single that has charted in the UK to date. It's such a catchy ballad song that it doesn't surprise me that it charted, although I much preferred her debut "Rumours". Lindsay Lohan pines for a guy who she loves across the street, yet his parents are stopping them from seeing one another, she looks like a bad influence, but with a shocking ending, is it really "Over"?

Lindsay Lohan may be known for her film career, but she has dipped into music in the past, and actually did a good job of contributing to the music industry. Weirdly, this song is the only one that charted in the UK, although it's probably the weakest of her singles she released. A powerful song about an on-off relationship the music video twists the meaning which makes it slightly confusing. It was written by Lindsay Lohan, Kara DioGuardi and John Shanks.

Jake Nava directed this music video which contains both a narrative and a performance. It was inspired by the 1999 film American Beauty. Her love interest is played by the actor Drew Fuller.

The narrative is interesting but so bitty, it's hard to follow because there is more focus on Drew Fuller's relationship with his parents, it's a complicated plot line that would probably work much better in a film or a longer music video, but the restraints on the amount of time for this video really impacts the story line, However, Lindsay Lohan's acting skills definitely come natural and Drew Fuller makes this just as good, it's so believable that it's easy to get caught up in this music video.

The performance side of things is cut through the narrative with a series of snapshots and scenes, Lindsay Lohan puts on an acting performance and it's clear this song means a lot to her, you can definitely tell she wrote some of it. She has a clear connection to the song, and has so much energy whilst singing, I'm totally seeing her live if she does a concert in the UK!

The ending is shocking and although it could be a lot worse, it's quite surprising. Honestly, I'm glad I have a family who supports me and I can rely on. They may not agree with all the decisions I make, but they know that it's my life. It's always been like that, and I don't know how I'd have been able to cope if I had parents like he did.

This video is relatable, intriguing and totally engaging. The story is developed too quickly, there's clearly more to this than what we have seen, and it would totally work as a much longer video, maybe as a short film.... But apart from that it has a great interesting narrative and a cracking performance that Lindsay Lohan smashes!
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