Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career outside the synagogue in popular music as Jess Robin. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels from New York City to Los Angeles to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a spunky manager who believes in his talent and shares his dream. He grows apart from his family, and becomes confused about what he should ultimately do with his life.Written by
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In New York at the end of the movie when Leo asks Jess to sing in his father's place, Molly and Jess argue at the piano. Both Jess and Molly are wearing wedding rings. Later that night when Jess goes to reconcile with his father he is no longer wearing a wedding ring. See more »
[Watching as Keith Lennox does a rock version of "Love on the Rocks"]
He's just kidding around, right?
No, they're doing it for real.
This song's supposed to be a ballad.
That's his style, mister. Made him a millionaire.
Yeah, but the thing is it's too fast. You can't hear the words.
Yeah, that's why we brought you down here. He changed the tempo. You got to change the lyrics.
[Whistles, then screaming at the top of his lungs]
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A microcosm of a man in turmoil, facing a difficult choice...
Between his duties and responsibilities, and his dreams and love. For those who want to pick the movie apart, without looking inside the story it tells, skip this comment.
Given the choice between one's responsibility to family, parents, religion, tradition, and duty, or choosing love, dreams, goals, and the pursuit of happiness through following our heart, which choice would we make?
The movie tells a story of strength through failure, of living versus wasting away in a life spent pleasing others, and of giving our heart and our dreams sway over the path we take in life.
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