Song One

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Song One has plenty of earnest charm, but that isn't enough to overcome its slight, familiar story.



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Oscar(R) winner Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, Les Miserables) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny's musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield, Boardwalk Empire) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film also stars Oscar(R) winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.

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  • Jan 25, 2016
    I couldn't get into it. I watched most, but it's very long and slow moving (actually it's not long at under 90 minutes, but it feels it). It's not bad as such, but I was bored.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2015
    Predictable with questionable acting in places, especially from the big names. But the excellent folk soundtrack and soundtrack in general makes up for it.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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