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A Time to Sing (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 15 August 1968 (USA)
A young farmer is reluctantly drawn into the music business against the wishes of his conservative uncle.

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Grady Dodd
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Grady is a young farming boy who likes playing his guitar and singing along. Unfortunately his conservative uncle Kermit doesn't approve of this. On a trip into town Kermit loses all the family's money in a poker game. To get the family back on their feet Grady reluctantly records a song for a local TV show. This throws him head-first into the crazy and upside-down world of show business, much to Kermit's dismay! Written by Shane Rothery

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It's All Over but the Crying
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
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Idiot Plotting
19 January 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of idiot plotting: everyone acts like an idiot and the entire plot is motivated because no one ever bothers to ask why a particular individual is doing so.

In this case, the entire plot is actuated by the fact that the Dodd family (Hank Williams Jr. and Ed Begley Senior and, somehow, the very Black D'Urville Martin) are in desperate need of money because the younger one has been singing in public, causing the older one to have a heart attack; hospitals are not cheap. So, of course, to raise the money, he sings some more, and a hullabaloo ensues. No one ever thinks to ask why it upsets Begley, and it takes the first hour of the movie before it comes out.

A good deal of behind-the-camera talent goes into this movie, but that doesn't do much for the proceedings. Of course, Hank Williams Jr. sings fairly often, and that is worth something. But you could toss the rest of the movie and improve it greatly.


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