Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.Written by
The Weinstein Company
In the film, Dave Kohl's debut album is titled "Jane's Last Day". The title of the album parodies the debut album "Songs About Jane" by Adam Levine's band Maroon 5. See more »
At the beginning, when Dan wakes up and goes to the bathroom he puts shaving foam on the face. But in the next scene he falls on the bed and he is not shaved. See more »
That's some song you got there. I promise you it could be a big hit. Plus you're beautiful.
I'm sorry, what's beauty got to do with anything?
Jesus, you're tricky, aren't you?
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Keira can sing! Nice feel good movie about music making today
This is a feel good movie about musicians making an album. Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley play producer and song writer who team up to make a demo filmed all over the city. The songs are pleasant and the characters are sympathetic and likable even Hailee Steinfeld as Mark's daughter. There is a nice dynamic between the characters which makes the movie enjoyable to watch. There is almost as much music as a musical but it doesn't feel much like a musical.
Who knew Keira could sing so well? She doesn't have the most powerful voice but her singing is musical and right for the type of songs. Mark looks suitably scruffy for the fallen on hard times composer. Nice cameo by Ceelo Green and Adam Levine who sings quite a few songs.
Movies like this are pleasant and uplifting to watch - if you want a break from action or violence of summer blockbusters.
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