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Moonlight Serenade (2009)

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A piano player discovers that the lovely girl at the coat-check of a jazz club has the voice of an angel, and persuades her to form a musical act with him.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amy Adams ... Chloe
Alec Newman ... Nate Holden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... Vince (as Scott G. Anderson)
JB Blanc ... Paul Holtzman
Moon Bloodgood ... Marie Devrenier
Felix J. Boyle Felix J. Boyle ... Detective
Justin Carroll Justin Carroll ... Business Man
Michael Cavanaugh ... Beretsky
Scott Cohen ... Volgler, David
Khani Cole ... Jazz Singer
Kenneth Colom Kenneth Colom ... Mover
Nikki Davis Nikki Davis ... Holtzman's Assistant
Derek de Lint ... Terence Hill
Joey DeFrancesco ... Frank D
Kim Delgado ... Advisor
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Storyline

A piano player discovers that the lovely girl at the coat-check of a jazz club has the voice of an angel, and persuades her to form a musical act with him.

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Taglines:

She'll Sing Her Way Into Your Heart

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лунная серенада See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was actually completed in 2005 (per the "Closing Credits" on the DVD release), yet it did not receive a release until 2009 on DVD in the US. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Nate's Theme
Written and Performed by Joey DeFrancesco
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Not good enough
18 May 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Amy Adams' exceptional singing voice is just about the only thing that Moonlight Serenade has to sell. I would never expect greatness from a 90 minute, indie flick that did not get commercial release, but this one left me disappointed. Amy Adams is not exactly a cheap b-movie star. If I had managed to cast her, I would make sure I gave her a script that was worth her time. I would not be so lazy as to resort to a recycled formula, which this is. The story is also sappy, superficial and it feels over rushed. Even the music numbers are too short. If Enchanted was too sappy for you, I hate to say it, but you won't get any luckier here.

This is a small scale romance between two musicians who lead different lives. The two are not so much victims of circumstance but rather of coincidence (and not the good kind). The story doesn't even attempt to go into depth with them, preferring to offer a couple of lame time-lapse montage from which we are meant to assume that they are making progress in their relationship. But as a lawyer will tell ya, nothing is true without the facts, and we cannot believe it till we see it. There are also a few show stopping numbers, which take place outside the context of the story. Seeing as this is not a musical nor a fairy tale, it feels equally lame (As if people break out into song in real life).

All that Moonlight Serenade has to offer are a few segments of Jazz tunes (and maybe one complete tune), scattered throughout a feeble love story, which has been done before (and I have a feeling it will be done again for years to come)


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