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Horribly boring and stupid! Al Pacino can't sing! Hello? Waste of time! Please shoot me!
Really nice performances by Pacino and Cannavale working nicely with believable story premise.
In 2015 Al Pacino played Danny Collins, a musician whose life was touched by John Lennon. This only happens once in a blue moon.
The movie ï¿ 1/2Danny Collinsï¿ 1/2Â? (NÃ£o olhe para trÃ¡s ï¿ 1/2" Netflix) depicts a drama in which Collins had been sinking since the 1970s when he became famous and sex, drugs, money, and parties corrupted him to the extent that it compromised his ability to compose. By the way, this situation was young Collinsï¿ 1/2(TM) biggest fear. And he talked about it during an interview for ZigZag magazine.
Well, however, the universe wanted that his great inspiration, the Beatles, would read this news report only before being murdered. John Lennon has written a letter offering Collins help. But Collins came across the unexpected letter only 40 years later
Indeed, this letter is real, although Danny Collins is a fictional name for Steve Tilston, an English folk singer and songwriter whose life journey was the base for Dan Fogelman to create exciting redemption story.
What would you do if you were Collins or Steve?
Collins said that if he had read the letter at that time, he would have called the phone number that Lennon had left at the end. And, perhaps, his art wouldnï¿ 1/2(TM)t have been destroyed by the fame and fortune.
Anyway, four decades weren`t able to decrease the deep impact of the figure of a mentor. Collins awakened instantly when his manager gave him the 65th birthday present, the letter written by John Lennon himself.
Collins was pulled out of an immense emptiness that was his life. He got rid of drugs, composed new songs, sought for his son ï¿ 1/2" who he had never known ï¿ 1/2" and has won a granddaughter. In this case, the mentor inspired the failed to go back to being a Man who was faithful to himself.
Danny Collins is a movie about an aging pot star who finds inspiration in an old letter from John Lennon and decides to change his life. He goes to New Jersey to meet the Sun he fathered many years before. And begins an odd Romance with a hotel manager played by Annette Bening. Jennifer Garner plays his son's wife. And she's probably the only good thing in the movie. The rest of it plays like a movie of the week. Or Lifetime movie. Low-stakes, and not a lot of true emotion. Many critics seem to love it. But it was hard to get through.
Danny Collins is well written, relevant, and hits all the emotional chords with wit, charm and a touch of reality ... well acted, directed and so good I've seen it twice and enjoyed it which is what the movies are all about ...smiles, tears, angst, and love
This is the movie equivalent of my desert island disc. Al Pacino and everyone deserve awards for their performances. Watch it again. And again.
Slightly entertaining, easygoing comedy-drama; for Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer obviously a piece of cake.
Some scenes are cringe-inducing, some very funny, and a few just right. The best thing about the movie is its great cast and unusual premise.
Al Pacino is a joy to watch in this cliched but thoroughly enjoyable story of personal redemption.
Danny Collins is a pretty generic story. Its that story of redemption that we are all familiar with when the central character looks back on his life and regrets and decides to turn over a new leaf and seek forgiveness from the loved ones they have hurt.
What's nice about this particular redemption story is that its inspired by a true story in which a musician discovers far later in his life, a letter that was written to him by his idol, John Lennon. For Danny Collins, he is rockstar that has spent his entire adult life performing, drinking, and doing drugs, and completely neglected a son he ended up having from a one night stand. Danny Collins discovers a letter from John Lennon that was never delivered to him and was discovered in an estate sale, and in that letter, Lennon tells Danny NOT to let the music scene get the better of him, and to always focusing on what's more important, staying true to oneself and their art. This is quite the revelation for Danny as he now questions the direction that his entire life went, and ultimately embarks on a journey to find the son he's never met before.
Like a said, we all know this story, but what make Danny Collins work so well is the acting ensemble staring with Al Pacino. Al Pacino wouldn't be my first choice to play an aging-rockstar, but let me say that Pacino does a really good job, even tho he isn't a very good singer. Pacino is extremely likable as Danny and somehow is able to trick us into even being sympathetic towards a guy that really isn't a good guy. This role is also probably the most comedic role Pacino has ever done, and its really nice to see him do something so different and out of the box. The rest of the cast is great with Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale, who plays his son. Many of the scenes Pacino and Bobby share are really nice. Pacino is actually one of Bobby's real life heroes and they have acted before when they did Glengarry GlenRoss on Broadway a couple years prior to this film.
Overall, this is a light-hearted comedy-drama, that yes has a very familiar and predictable story line, but the cast is so good in this that the film is worth a watch.