‘Strumpet’, featuring Christopher Eccleston as a down and out poet with a musical friend who accompanies his words with her music. Soon enough the two are discovered, and their attempts to pursue a record deal take off. Alas, the film does not. There are elements of interest, and the cast play without fault, yet something (most likely apathy) is missing. Your interest is sparked with the rare high points of narrative, but these are too few and far between. Arduous and ultimately disappointing, the film is simply inconvenient to watch.