Down 7,360 this week

Great World of Sound (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  30 March 2007 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,001 users   Metascore: 72/100
Reviews: 13 user | 31 critic | 13 from

When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
a list of 211 titles
created 20 Aug 2014
a list of 1954 titles
created 13 Sep 2014
a list of 262 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 40 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Great World of Sound (2007)

Great World of Sound (2007) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Great World of Sound.
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Compliance (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a prank caller claiming to be a police officer convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no one is left unharmed.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy
The Ascent (1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into ... See full summary »

Director: Larisa Shepitko
Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev
Faults (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns
Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis
Man on Wire (2008)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

First-time documentarian Missy Palmer adds her unique spin to the life story of Daddy O' the rescue horse. She traces his roots - from the Atlanta ghetto to his current life as a semi- ... See full summary »

Director: Melissa Palmer
Stars: Wild Bill, D'Artagnan The Horse, Alex Marks
Sicario (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A lonely college freshman's life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Inspired by a true incident, a young man returns home to bury his father and reconcile with his childhood sweetheart over a tragedy in their youth.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Chris Stafford, Lisa Dean Ryan, Warren Skeels
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Jason Miller, Craig Zobel
Stars: Dottie Alexander, Kevin Barnes, Ahmed Gallab
Pills I (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two boys from southern Ohio, desperate to get to California, turn to stealing and selling pills. But they clearly lack what it takes to pull it off.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Johanna Jowett, Darren W. Conrad, Owen Campbell
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A collection of all the big toons on, including holiday toons and the Cheat Commandos series, as well as a look into the website's archives.

Directors: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Matt Chapman, Melissa Palmer, Mike Chapman


Credited cast:
Clarence (as Kene Holliday)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Chapman
Brent Dunn ...
Performer (Sea of Cortez / Cello)
Frances Green ...
Restaurant Patron
James Green ...
Carver Johns ...
Melissa Palmer


When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They're coming to make you a star!


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language


Official Sites:



Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O thavmastos kosmos tou ihou  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,129 (USA) (14 September 2007)


$21,594 (USA) (26 October 2007)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


At the restaurant scene when the two main characters eat the chicken wings, the chicken wings themselves go back and forth between being bitten and unbitten. See more »


Pam: Remember how, like, when you used to call people, either they were home or they weren't? You know, like, you got their machine? Now, everybody has a cell phone, but when you call people, it's like, they pick up even less.
See more »


Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »


Zoo Toon
Written and Performed by Judy Arnold and Brian Donnelly
Published by Judy Arnold
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The feel-bad comedy of the year!
15 January 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Although this is a very good movie, it's hard to say I "enjoyed" it because it's so painfully accurate. The world is full of dreamers and predators. This movie uses the music industry (perfect setting!) to illustrate the sad state of this "food chain".

How, you ask, could this be a comedy? It doesn't have many big zingers, no silly hijinks, it's not a satire. The best description is to say it's like a documentary or reality show, exposing the two-facedness of good intentions. not exactly "haha funny" but funny in a sinister way that's hard to describe.

The comedy comes mostly from the colorful characters and sheer bizarreness of the situations. In that respect it's kind of like "Pulp Fiction", the hyper-violent, disturbing Tarantino film which manages to be a comedy due to the colorful characters in the story. Like in "Pulp Fiction", here we get a lot of corny banter between the main characters Martin & Clarence, and all the while they're doing horrible things to innocent people's dreams.

Unlike Pulp, this movie carries a strong moral statement which is what makes it even more serious. There are some powerful dramatic scenes where Martin & Clarence come to grips with what they're doing, each in his own interesting way. There is a stunningly powerful speech delivered by Clarence near the end which basically sums up everything that's wrong with the music industry and the human race. Don't miss it.

There aren't many movies like this, so if you're in the mood for something original, do not hesitate to watch it. Also if you're in the music biz (particularly a fledgling artist wondering how to break in to the big time) SEE THIS MOVIE. You most definitely will encounter these types of con artists in the business, and this movie serves as a great warning. Or you can thank your lucky stars that you never met anyone like them.

Movies I'd compare this to include: "Pumpkin" a pseudo satire of sorority life (and human society) starring Christina Ricci, "Believe!" a funny film about self-help salesmen, and maybe the Matt Damon flick "The Informant!" which isn't much like this movie, but it carries the same subtle humor where there are no big laughs but instead the bizarreness of it all makes you smirk throughout.

Oh a final word about the music. Not talking about the satirically mediocre performances in the on-screen auditions, but the actual soundtrack itself is quite nice. Simple yet powerful brooding songs that really add to the atmosphere. Again, if you're a musician or a fan of music, definitely check this one out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
mumblecore dudpunker123
Holy crap this is a good movie! gregyoung70
Did it matter those were real people? krisw
Sucked. burnxtc
What Song?? xtankvgirlx
Awards?!? Really? relius78
Discuss Great World of Sound (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: