Moonlight Serenade (2009)
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A stock broker and a jazz singer form a musical partnership and fall in love. The music is good, especially if you like nightclub jazz, but aside from that, this is a bad film. With dialogue that "tells" instead of "shows" - lines like "When he plays, he's giving you a piece of his soul" and characters that set up outright dichotomies between financial management and music - the script is poorly written. Even the set design is amateur; that office hardly looks like a multi-million-dollar operation, and the nightclubs are copied out of an 40s black and white noir. Amy Adams and Alec Newman do their best, but there's no performance that can make anything about this film believable. Overall, a good soundtrack doesn't make a good film.
I expected a bad film, but honestly I've seen much worse. Probably the equivalent of a cheap TV movie, but I found this to be entertaining. I only watched it for Amy Adams. It was interesting because this didn't seem like the type of movie she'd be in during 2009, but when I read a little about the film I realized that it was actually made in 2005...meaning this was Amy before Enchanted and Junebug even. Decent film at best. I enjoyed the music scenes and Amy Adams has a fabulous voice.
Hmm.. really not the best. I couldn't understand why i had never heard of this fairly recent movie starring Amy Adams - having sat through it, yes it makes sense! I would say this is a tv movie, or it feels like one. The acting is pretty bad - even from Amy, and I generally like her. Plot is slight. I don't quite know what they were trying to go for here. I think it is meant to be romantic, but it's not all that convincing and nor are the singing bits really. It's not the worst movie I ever saw, but it's definitely missable.
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