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My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2010 (France)
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Olivier Dahan

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Olivier Dahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Jane
Forest Whitaker ... Joey
Madeline Zima ... Billie
Nick Nolte ... Caldwell
Chandler Frantz ... Devon
Elias Koteas ... Dean
Annie Parisse ... Nora
Julia Lashae ... Suzie
Bill Ladd Bill Ladd ... Ben
Tim Parati ... Chris
Del Pentecost Del Pentecost ... Dale
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Cinder Box
Don Sparks Don Sparks ... Iceman Jim
Joe Forbrich ... Allan
John Henry Cox ... Boss
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Jane is a woman who is hiding from life after an accident leaves her wheelchair-bound. Joey is her friend who speaks to ghosts and angels no one else can see or hear. When he reads in the newspaper that his favorite author will be speaking in New Orleans, he convinces Jean to go with him. Along the way, they meet up with Billie, a young woman in search of her missing husband. The travelers have many obstacles in their path. They meet many different "angels" and "devils" along the way. Will they make it in time for the most important gig of Jane's life? Written by joules

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some language and brief drug and sexual references | See all certifications »

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France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Canção de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas, USA See more »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Strong cast; weak story
8 January 2011 | by birckSee all my reviews

You've read the story in these critiques. It's a road movie about a small group of damaged characters in search of some undefined salvation in the form of a huckster who claims that angels exist. The Forrest Whitaker character, Joey, bothered me the most. The slow-witted crazy man with a heart of gold, who takes care of the paraplegic singer played by Renee Zellweger. The character is a movie cliché, straight out of Of Mice And Men, and Whitaker didn't bring anything new to it. Is he schizophrenic and off his meds? Is he bipolar and off his meds? Whatever, he only shows up in movies, not in real life. At one point, late in the story, there is a diversion into the "legend" of Robert Johnson losing his soul at the Crossroads in exchange for a supernatural ability on the guitar. Then: on to something else. It goes nowhere. What was the point? Is our little band of characters somehow like Robert Johnson? Apparently not, because the next sequence is a high-speed car chase down highway 61. There were some nice moments, but they were poorly strung together.


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