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Always Woodstock -- Aspiring singer, Catherine Brown (Allison Miller), finds herself living a life she never imagined. Stuck at a dead end job in New York City at a mega music record label, Catherine spends her days as the wrangler for the label’s most difficult star (Brittany Snow).  But when Catherine is unceremoniously fired, and then comes home to find her long time fiance (Jason Ritter) in the arms of another woman, she decides that it’s time for a change. Selling off her engagement ring, Catherine moves back to her family home in Woodstock, to get back to what she has always wanted to do: write music.  One night at a local bar,  Catherine stumbles into handsome town doctor Noah (James Wolk), and cannot deny the moment of magic between them.  Little by little, Catherine starts to find herself, and write music, with the help of local legend, Lee Ann (Katey Sagal).  As she and Noah start to fall in love, Catherine realizes that becoming successful means becoming your true self first.


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  (in credits order)

Allison Miller ... Catherine Brown

James Wolk ... Noah Bernstein

Rumer Willis ... Emily

Jason Ritter ... Garret

Brittany Snow ... Jody

Katey Sagal ... Lee Ann

Anna Schafer ... Ryan (as Anna Anissimova)

Ryan Guzman ... Dylan

Richard Alan Reid ... Ron Kleynerman (as Richard Reid)

Alexie Gilmore ... Sally

Spencer Falls ... Jared (rumored)

Richard Riehle ... Mr. Harmon

Finesse Mitchell ... Alex

Sean McNabb ... Biker

Kate Lacey-Kiley ... Sally (as Kate Lacey)

Vanessa Dubasso ... French Girl

Jim Klock ... Frank
Chris Fisher ... Turner
Joshua Aaron Randall Embry ... Band Member
Roger Matthews ... Acting Coach
Theodore Alexander Lennon ... Band Member #2

Ron McCoy ... Biker
Michael Vaughn Montgomery ... Band Member #4

Steven Shaw ... Homeless Pete
Eric Martin Sullivan ... Band Member #3

Directed by
Rita Merson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rita Merson 

Produced by
Joe Dain .... executive producer
Angela Demo .... associate producer
David Guillod .... executive producer
Jenny Hinkey .... line producer
Jenny Hinkey .... producer
Jim Klock .... executive producer
Barbara J. McCarthy .... associate producer
Rita Merson .... producer
Peter Schafer .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Westlake 
Cinematography by
Matthew Irving 
Film Editing by
Cara Silverman 
Casting by
Angela Demo 
Barbara J. McCarthy  (as Barbara J. McCarthy)
Production Design by
Alan E. Muraoka 
Set Decoration by
Kris Fuller 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
K.J. Dolvik .... hair stylist
Leslie Lightfoot .... assistant makeup
Ann Masterson .... makeup artist
Shelly Scanlon .... assistant hair
Production Management
Joe Dain .... executive in charge of production
Orlando R. Gonzales .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roslyn Aronowitz .... second assistant director
Jared Scott Mercier .... second second assistant director
Jonathan Southard .... first assistant director
Art Department
JoAnne M. Ando .... on-set dresser
Jason Bennett .... swing
Sam Berrini .... swing
Chris Coulier .... swing
Kirk Graves .... prop assistant
Tommy Lewis .... leadman
Carlos Moore .... art coordinator
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter
Carlton Rude .... property master
Sound Department
Robert Chen .... technical support
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Steven D. Grothe .... sound playback
Stanley Kastner .... dialogue editor
Stanley Kastner .... re-recording mixer
Stanley Kastner .... supervising sound editor
Eric Maldin .... adr engineer
Steve Neal .... chief engineer
Thomas Pinney .... utility sound
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
John Sheridan .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Rocky Gehr .... special fx assistant
Chris Nelson .... special effects supervisor
Chris Nelson .... special effects
Ron Trost .... special fx assistant
Visual Effects by
Jake Akuna .... visual effects artist
Ryan Bushman .... data manager
Mike Owen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bradshaw .... grip
Joshua Bushek .... rigging grip
Ryan Bushman .... digital loader
Chris Cogan .... grip
Vasiliki Constantinou .... electrician
James Domkus .... electric
Ben Dynice .... lighting console programmer
Tom Gleason .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Hagouel .... jib arm operator
Marcos Lopez .... first assistant camera
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy grip
Luke Miller .... rigging gaffer
Russ Miller .... b camera second assistant
Matt Mosher .... camera operator
Matt Mosher .... director of photography: second unit
Jason M. Norman .... electric
Andrew Pauling .... b camera second assistant
Rafael Ramirez .... best boy electric
Patrick Russo .... gaffer
Sarah Schulte .... grip
Benjamin Steeples .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Thiemann .... rigging gaffer
Chloe Weaver .... b camera second assistant
Gary Webster .... b camera first assistant
Bobby Woo .... key grip
Tom Wood .... best boy electric: additional
Tom Wood .... lighting technician
Avihai Yaffe .... rigging key grip
Casting Department
Cristina Micheli .... casting assistant
Haley Peveto .... casting assistant
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Jill Machlin .... costumer
Jill Rakovitis .... key costumer
Samantha Schwartz .... set costumer (as Samantha Cornett)
Raechel Zarzynski .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate colorist
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Tom Pilla .... assistant editor
Location Management
Caleb Duffy .... location manager
Taylor Erickson .... assistant location manager
Clay Valenti .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Oren Hadar .... scoring mixer
Christopher Kaller .... music editor
Denise Okimoto .... music editor
Joshua Rutkowski .... orchestrator
Bob Thiele Jr. .... music supervisor
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Dean Curtis Black .... stakebed driver
Roger Bojarski Jr. .... transportation captain
Nestor 'Noe' Lopez .... driver
Pat O'Neil .... set dec driver
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver
Jack Jay Reece .... production driver
Jack Jay Reece .... stakebed driver
Rob Wood .... stakebed driver
Robert A. Wood .... driver (2013)
Other crew
Jason Brisson .... production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... group ADR director
Ismail Chintamer .... layout board
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Morgan Deshea .... production assistant
Kelly Donelson .... production secretary
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Dave Fallick .... set medic
Miles Fineburg .... assistant to producer
Stephen Hopkins .... stand-in
Nena Hunt .... production assistant
John Jamieson .... production staff
Mark Jopling .... key set production assistant
Amanda Lunt .... production assistant
Maegan McCarthy .... stand-in
Stephanie Murdock .... production assistant
Andrew Nielson .... director of operations
Eric Rae .... production accountant
Paula Rose .... payroll accountant
Nick Rufca .... production coordinator (as Nicholas Rufca)
Gregg Spiegelman .... set medic coordinator
Ross Tatelman .... production assistant
Greg Varela .... set medic
Edgar Vela .... craft service
Winnie Wong .... insurance
Jud Zumwalt .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"There's Always Woodstock" - USA (original title)
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Well, I found something to like., 3 April 2015
Author: TheInbetweener from British Virgin Islands

Reading the other reviews for this, I have to smile ruefully. Saying a film has absolutely zero merit is completely understandable - expected - with soulless box office cash cows. I mean, it isn't really - considering people have toiled tirelessly and put in insane hours to create it, and at least one person in the cast is probably insanely invested in it and will cry their little heart out when they read the reviews - but it's understandable. Because it's just a product.

When it comes to little hopeful offerings like this one - an idea some budding director has probably had for years, worked so hard to get made, and probably never expected it to - it's not only a little cruel but stupid.

Because you can tell the director of this little film, Rita Merson, cared a lot about making it. "I watched 'Pretty Woman' and it was all over," says Merson. "I became a connoisseur of the romcom."

She made this with a recently broken heart. That went into the making of this film. As cliché as it is, getting your heart broken is still one of the most intense, multi-layered and transformative experiences of grief and longing in existence. So, no. I have a heart, and that automatically makes this film something to me.

That doesn't mean it's a very good film. It doesn't pretend to be. It's warm, strange, neurotic and often desperate, but it doesn't try to make any great Statement about love and music and self-discovery. It does what you want a little romcom to do - tell a story and make you laugh and feel things. And it does that just fine.

I was sometimes frustrated watching it. It was light. Sometimes frothy. The subject matter, under the hand of a more indie director who takes themselves a little too seriously, could have given something a little more raw and meaningful.

But this was sweet. The lead actress was wonderful to watch, very different. Her neuroticism, meant to make you fall a bit in love with her, worked. She wasn't too adorable. I liked her, and her voice, if it's hers, and forgave her for seeming to know absolutely nothing about music or authenticity.

Sometimes the dialogue was hilarious. Never inspired, never Nora Ephron, but original and laugh-out-loud. Almost every encounter with the doctor, who wasn't bad himself.

I'm just saying. It had a heart. It made me feel things. It was fun. It was warm and sparky. It cheered me up. And her voice is very good.

So thanks, Rita Merson.

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