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A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.

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A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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27 January 2015 (USA)  »

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A Decadência de Joe Albany  »

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$10,500 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$44,500 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Many promotional posters for the movie feature Glenn Close' name is listed as Glen Close See more »

Quotes

Amy Albany: The music... is my dad.
Alain: Really? Joe is your dad?
Amy Albany: Yeah.
Alain: Wow.
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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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AB Blues
Written and performed by Joe Albany
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great cast but flat
22 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) loves her jazz pianist father Joe Albany (John Hawkes). He's on parole and a recovering addict. Her addict mother Sheila (Lena Headey) returns causing havoc. When her father gets arrested, she goes to stay with Gram (Glenn Close). After her father returns home, she befriends neighbor Alain (Peter Dinklage). Single mom neighbor Colleen (Taryn Manning) dies. Two years later, her father has a new drummer friend Cole (Caleb Landry Jones). Hobbs (Flea) is another friend.

The movie moves slowly and flat for the first three quarters. Hawkes is a good addict. The cast is stock full of great actors. I think Elle Fanning doesn't have enough to do for most of the movie. She has some narration but her character lacks real depth. She doesn't have any friends of her own age. She makes a friend with Alain but he's quickly gone. She can't hold the center of the movie and it suffers from the collapse. The last 30 minutes has some interesting moves for Amy-Jo but it's a little too late.


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