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Song One (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music  |  22 January 2015 (Israel)
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A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician.

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Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn's music scene, Franny and James develop an unexpected relationship and face the realities of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, and brief language | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,200 (USA) (23 January 2015)

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$20,200 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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In an interview, Anne Hathaway discusses listening to the song "Thank You For Nothing" from Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth & the Catapult to help her through a scene in Les Misérables (2012).

In a scene in the subway Anne's character records a woman playing the accordion. The woman is Elizabeth Ziman, of Elizabeth & the Catapult, and the song she's playing is an instrumental rendition of "Thank You For Nothing". See more »

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Courtesy of One Over Three Music and Michael J. Mallen Songs
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Neither Terrible, Nor Extra-Ordinary, Song One Struggles to Keep Its Tune On Key
28 March 2015 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Anybody with soft spot for music and sentimental lovestories will find 'Song One' difficult to resist. It follows Franny (Hathaway), her relationship with his estranged brother, and the unexpected romantic tale that blossomed between her and the musician James, Forester. No, this one's not new, we've seen countless others like this before, but in its own ways 'Song One' strikes a chord, strumming its own rhythm to make its charm carry a tune.

Yet the tune falls flat and runs off-key on moments when it's needed to speak volume for every scene's emotional sentiment. Albeit earnest and capable, the charm dispells, and what started as a haunting melody runs out of tone and tangibility. Whatever genuine sentiment 'Song One' holds in the beginning, or as a whole, the movie just falls behind extra-ordinary. You would admire Anne Hathaway as expected, but would look past her charm when drawn by the more evident flaws-- most noticeably her seemingly missing connection with Johnny Flynn, her character's love interest--pulling the tune off its proper rhythm.

'Song One', regardless of its emotional authenticity , stumbles upon its musical journey finding the right tune it could keep. It has beautiful beats and melodies to hum, but fails to turn them to something audible. It's neither terrible, nor excellent, just plain ordinary. 6/10


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