MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 61 this week

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 4,513 users   Metascore: 60/100
Reviews: 25 user | 54 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 02 Nov 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 13 Jun 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Music Never Stopped (2011)

The Music Never Stopped (2011) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Music Never Stopped.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

All Together Now I (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Centered on a group of twenty-somethings as they attend a noise-rock concert in the middle of the woods.

Director: Alexander Mirecki
Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, James Duval, Luke Stratte-McClure
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.

Director: Alonso Mayo
Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Jayne Eastwood, Pam Hyatt
The Green (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Williford
Stars: Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Opera singer and professor Dr P is examined both in a clinic and in his home, as he suffers from a degeneration of the occipital lobe that allows him to see details, but not wholes.

Director: Christopher Rawlence
Stars: Oliver Sacks, John Tighe, Emile Belcourt
Fault Line I (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Fault Line" is the story of a group of actors and artists living in Los Angeles who are struggling to find their humanity within the whirlwind of show business, parties, drugs, depression,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl
Stars: Kris Lemche, Caitlyn Folley, Dov Tiefenbach
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

There is no right or wrong in the world that Miguel, an East L.A. teenager, and his father live in, only choices. One's an American, the other an immigrant, and though they are son and ... See full summary »

Director: Alonso Mayo
Stars: Jeffrey Licon, Jose Yenque, Luis Contreras
The Wronged Man (TV Movie 2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Julia Ormond, Mahershala Ali, Lisa Arrindell Anderson
Agua y sal (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Alejo Taube
Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Mía Maestro, Daniel Cúparo
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

During the early 1920s, a rare form of encephalitis lethargica swept the world, afflicting hundreds of thousands of people. Of those who survived, many were left in mysteriously frozen, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Morrison
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Helen Sawyer
...
...
Dr. Biscow
...
Mike Tappin
...
Young Gabriel
Ryan Karels ...
Bernie
...
Florence
...
Tamara
...
Mark Ferris
...
Weed
Jesse Roche ...
Steve
...
Dianne Daley
...
College Representative (as Erica Berg)
...
Edit

Storyline

Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild drug references, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Tamburine Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,543 (USA) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$258,077 (USA) (9 September 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars." See more »

Goofs

Bing Crosby recorded "Young at Heart" for Decca Records, not RCA Victor. See more »

Quotes

Henry Sawyer: They don't just play the notes on the page.
Gabriel Sawyer: No, they play what's in the air, you know?
See more »

Connections

References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Truckin'
Written by Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh (as Philip Lesh) & Bob Weir (as Robert Weir)
Performed by The Grateful Dead
Published by Ice Nine Publishing Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

An amazingly great movie about a father & son reconnecting through music. A must see movie! Watch it! I say A+
30 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Music elicits measurable responses in the brain's activity" After Henry (Simmons) has a fight with his son Gabriel (Pucci), he decides that home is no longer for him and leaves. 20 years later Gabriel is found with a brain tumor that eliminates long term memory. After thinking he is still in the sixties his parents struggle to find a way to communicate with him. When a therapist discovers that music is the answer his parents have to adjust their lives to get their son back. This is an amazing movie. Much like "Barney's Version" and "Trust", this is a movie that didn't get the advertising that this deserved and will not be seen by the audience it should have. An extremely touching movie that deals with a strained father and son relationship, and the struggle to reconnect. There is not enough good things I can say about this movie. Much like "Trust" this is a movie that has the possibility of helping people and can become much more then just a movie. I cannot recommend this enough, do yourself a favor and watch this movie. You will be moved to tears and be left with an absolutely satisfying feeling. Why can't more movies be this way? Overall, one of the best movies in the last 10 years, and next to "Barney's Version" the best movie of the year. I easily give it an A+.

Would I watch again? - Absolutely.

*Also try - Barney's Version & Mr. Holland's Opus


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Oscar Nomination for J.K. Simmons mcelroy8319
best ending roger5454
Who played Jerry? juliecohen
is this getting a wide release or a dvd release? emstee22
wide release? dumpling321
Robin Hood Lunch Box---Clever! Chesterfield_Invincible
Discuss The Music Never Stopped (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?