The Music Never Stopped (2011)
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A wounded and hopeful take on generation gaps and the wider, nearly unbridgeable chasms created by neurological disaster.
A medley of "Memento," "The King's Speech" and "Hair," "The Music Never Stopped" is sentimental pop packaged as a profound rock opera.
The sentiments are real without succumbing to exaggerated sentimentality, thanks in large part to that big lovable lug, J.K. Simmons.
Kohlberg is determined to manipulate your emotions; he succeeds.
It's sentimental, yet so honest and eccentric that it rises above schmaltz.
The Music Never Stopped is often static and follows a familiar trajectory. Yet it has power, partly because Simmons does a fine job of showing how hurt Henry is that his taste didn't imprint on Gabe beyond grade school.
Audience Reviews for The Music Never Stopped
Predictable story, but the soundtrack was awesome, so I enjoyed it.
I didn't even realize this was based on an Oliver Sacks case until after it was over and I thought it sounded familiar.
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci, Julia Ormond, Cara Seymour, Mía Maestro, Tammy Blanchard, Scott Adsit, Max Antisell Director: Jim Kohlberg Summary: Nearly 20 years after Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) ran away from home, his father, Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons), and mother, Helen (Cara Seymour), discover that their no longer young child suffers from a brain tumor that blocks him from recording fresh memories. Desperate to connect with his son at the assisted-living facility Gabe inhabits, Henry realizes the best way to do so is through music -- specifically the classic rock tunes Gabe loves and he despises. My Thoughts: "A beautiful story and a fantastic film. Such great acting from Lou Taylor Pucci, J.K. Simmons, and Cara Seymour. The story was touching and made me shed a few or more tears. The music is amazing in this film and it is what truly brings this family back together. The story is sad, inspiring, touching, and will definitely pull at your heart strings. You can't help but care for these character's and be moved by their story. Brilliant film. Check this one out for the great story, acting, and music. A definite must see."
The Music Never Stopped Quotes
|Gabriel Sawyer:||I never heard anyone sing in so many different keys!|
|Helen Sawyer:||I've got the medication.|
|Dianne Daly:||I've got the bag.|
|Gabriel Sawyer:||I've got the brain tumor.|
|Helen Sawyer:||Oh, Gabriel!|
|Henry Sawyer:||Like it's not even him|
|Henry Sawyer:||Like it's not even him.|
|Henry Sawyer:||Do you know what song this is?|
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