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Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 September 2013 (New Zealand)
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A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.

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Daniel Algrant

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Credited cast:
Imogen Poots ... Allie
Penn Badgley ... Jeff Buckley
William Sadler ... Lee Underwood
Kate Nash ... Carol
Norbert Leo Butz ... Hal Wilner
Isabelle McNally ... Jane Goldstein
Ben Rosenfield ... Tim Buckley
Frank Wood ... Gary Lucas
Ilana Levine ... Paula
Jadyn Douglas ... Linda
Jessica Stone ... Janine Nichols
Alex Ziwak ... Hells Angel
Stephen Tyrone Williams ... Carter
Atilla Salih Yücer Atilla Salih Yücer ... Hotel Doorman
Rosie Moss ... Intern
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Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's eminent 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him - longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating a cathartic performance of his father's most famous songs, Jeff's debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time. Written by Production Weekly

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The true story of the rise of Jeff Buckley.

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Drama

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Director Dan Algrant was close to giving up on this project when he viewed Penn's audition tape. See more »

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On the train, Jeff tells Allie that when he was eight years old, he met his father Tim Buckley at the Troubadour [in Los Angeles]. The actual meeting took place in the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #10.23 (2013) See more »

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A wasted opportunity
6 November 2014 | by grantssSee all my reviews

A wasted opportunity. The stories of Tim and Jeff Buckley are both tragic ones: massive talents cut short in their primes. Here was an opportunity to tell their stories in an interesting yet sensitive manner (and throw in some good music to boot!).

The good music is certainly there, but the interesting story is not. This movie just seems to meander aimlessly, and end up not really making a point. Many scenes just seem like padding, not really developing the characters or plot and just taking up time.

There is a degree of sensitivity, but maybe too much. It all just seems so pretentious and punch-pulling.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gross USA:

$11,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,155
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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