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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

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Steve
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Gretta
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Dan
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Violet
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Saul
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Business Woman
Paul Romero ...
Bartender
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Miriam
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Christian Father
Ed Renninger ...
Barman (as Edward Renninger)
Eric Burton ...
Singer Songwriter #2
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Dave
Marco Assante ...
Marco
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Jill
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Dave's Fangirl
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CEO
Jennifer Li Jackson ...
Mim (as Jennifer Li)
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Malcolm
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Rachel (as Shannon Maree Walsh)
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Glen
Ann McGowan ...
Ballet Teacher
Ron Voz ...
Butler
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Troublegum (as Cee Lo Green)
Kena Onyenjekwe ...
Rappa DD (as Kena Anae)
Harvey Morris ...
Phat Jimmy
Terry Lewis ...
Benson (as Terry Lewis aka Kid Lucky)
Colin Love ...
Singing Basketball Player
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Guy Shouting from Window
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Lawyer
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Singer
Keen Ruffalo ...
Keen
Melissa Maria Gonzalez ...
Chris
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Zach
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Phillis
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Jenny
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Homeless Man
Madison Love ...
Singer Songwriter #1
Joanna Mauer ...
On Camera Musician
Erik Detusch ...
On Camera Musician (as Erik Deutsch)
Rich Mercurio ...
On Camera Musician
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On Camera Musician
Emilie Cardinaux ...
On Camera Musician
Curtis Fowlkes ...
On Camera Musician
Emily Yarbourgh ...
On Camera Musician
Erin Benin ...
On Camera Musician
Alexis Sykes ...
On Camera Musician
Julia Bruskin ...
On Camera Musician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siddhant Adlakha ...
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Pete Bischoff ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Concert Goer (uncredited)
Roger Brenner ...
Subway Rider (uncredited)
John Buscemi ...
Homeless Drunk (uncredited)
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Band Wife (uncredited)
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Hipster (uncredited)
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Model (uncredited)
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Record Executive (uncredited)
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Superintendent (uncredited)
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Steve's Friend (uncredited)
Les Gardonyi ...
Moshpit Fan (uncredited)
Brandon Lee Harris ...
Documenter (uncredited)
Wayne Heckler ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Model (uncredited)
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A&R President (uncredited)
Zivile Kaminskaite ...
New Yorker (uncredited)
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Concert Patron (uncredited)
Conrad Korsch ...
Bassist (uncredited)
Sharman Macdonald ...
Diner Costumer (uncredited)
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Young Girl (uncredited)
Dee Morris ...
Band Member (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Record Executive (uncredited)
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Florist (uncredited)
Raquel Toro ...
Model (uncredited)
Robin Weisse ...
New Yorker (uncredited)
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Cheering Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Carney

Written by

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John Carney ... (written by)

Produced by

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Judd Apatow ... producer
Tobin Armbrust ... producer
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
Sam Hoffman ... executive producer
Ben Nearn ... executive producer
Tom Rice ... executive producer
Shira Rockowitz ... co-producer
Marc Schipper ... executive producer
Lauren Selig ... co-producer
Nigel Sinclair ... executive producer
Molly Smith ... executive producer
Ian Watermeier ... co-producer

Music by

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Gregg Alexander

Cinematography by

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Yaron Orbach ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andrew Marcus

Editorial Department

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Nick Ellsberg ... assistant editor (as Nicholas Ellsberg)
Emily Jade Foley ... post-production assistant (as Emily Foley)
Andrew Francis ... digital intermediate colorist
Rhonda L. Moore ... digital intermediate producer
Nicholas Ramirez ... apprentice editor
Mike Selemon ... assistant editor
Arturo Sosa ... assistant editor
Samantha Uber ... digital intermediate editor
Julian Ulrichs ... assistant editor
Loretta Wallace ... digital intermediate color assistant
Kevin Kaim ... dailies producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Chad Keith

Art Direction by

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Anne Goelz ... (as Anne Allen Goelz)
Ola Maslik ... art director: additional photography

Set Decoration by

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Kris Moran

Costume Design by

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Arjun Bhasin

Makeup Department

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Erin Hicks ... hair department head
Joanna McCarthy ... key makeup artist
Louise McCarthy ... makeup department head
Lair Paulsen ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Fran Giblin ... assistant unit production manager
Sam Hoffman ... unit production manager
Alexis Wiscomb ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Blazina ... second assistant director: additional photography
Mariela Comitini ... first assistant director
Thomas Fatone ... first assistant director: additional photography
Alex Finch ... second second assistant director
Maura Kelly ... second assistant director
Kim Thompson ... second second assistant director: additional photography (as Kimberly Thompson)
Brad Robinson ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tommy Allen ... property master
Eddie Briggs ... stand-by set dresser (as Ed Briggs)
Howard Goldstein ... set dresser
Richard Hebrank ... construction coordinator (as Richie Hebrank)
Gina Herold ... art department coordinator
Craig Horan ... set dresser
T.J. Horan ... leadman
Karen Kates ... assistant props
Esther Kim ... art department production assistant
Drew King ... on-set dresser
Imogen Lee ... second assistant props
Michael 'Winn' Lewis ... set dresser (as Michael Winn Lewis)
Victor Littlejohn ... set dresser
Hudson Meredith ... graphic artist
Kristen Michaud ... set dresser
Catherine Nasch ... stand-by scenic
Elicia Riggs ... on-set dresser
Mattie Siegal ... set decorator production assistant
Jennifer B. Starke ... set decoration shopper (as Jennifer Starke)
Ben Wolcott ... graphic designer
Wendy Brown ... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Cory ... property master: additional photography (uncredited)
Ruby De Jesus ... set dresser (uncredited)
Cat Green ... set dressing production assistant (uncredited)
Ian O'Neill ... construction grip (uncredited)
Sam Rosedietcher ... set dresser (uncredited)
Valerie Scoppa-Misarti ... set dresser (uncredited)
Avital Siegel ... art department intern (uncredited)
Jeffery James Wallin ... art department production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Baker ... boom operator
Patrick Cicero ... dialogue editor
Sean Garnhart ... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Max Greene ... dialogue editor
Tod A. Maitland ... sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
Carol Mintz ... sound editorial manager
Cate Montana ... supervising adr editor
James Nichols ... dolby engineer
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer
Egor Panchenko ... playback
Tom Ryan ... adr recordist / foley editor / foley recordist
Seva Solntsev ... re-recording mixer
Alex Soto ... assistant supervising sound editor
Jerry Yuen ... sound utility
Shaun Brennan ... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Wen Hsuan Tseng ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Wyatt Tuzo ... boom operator: additional photography (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Drew Jiritano ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Joyce Boll ... head of production: Gravity
Matt Breitenbach ... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
John J. Budion ... digital compositor: Gravity (as John Budion)
Greg Cutler ... digital compositor: Gravity
Zviah Eldar ... visual effects executive producer: Gravity
John B. Gray ... digital compositor: Gravity (as John Gray)
Laura J. Hill ... digital compositor: Gravity (as Laura Hill)
Yuval Levy ... visual effects supervisor: Gravity
Chris MacKenzie ... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
Soobum Park ... roto artist: Gravity
Chad Schermerhorn ... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
Katherine Soares ... i/o technician: Gravity
Karin Levinson ... visual effects executive producer: Gravity (uncredited)
Francesco Panzieri ... digital compositor: The Molecule (uncredited)
Katherine Soares ... visual effects production coordinator: Gravity (uncredited)

Stunts

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Terence Lorino ... water safety
Brian Smyj ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rebecca Arndt ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jonathan Beck ... camera operator: "b" camera
Russell Bouchelle ... best boy electric (as Russel Bouchelle)
Brian Carmichael ... video assist
Nicole Cosgrove ... second assistant camera
Matthew Farrell ... best boy grip (as Matt Farrell)
David Ganczewski ... grip (as Dave Ganczewski)
Shawn Greene ... gaffer
Rob Harlow ... key grip
Gavin Holmes Jr. ... dolly grip (as Favin Holmes)
Ludovic Littee ... camera operator: "a" camera
Keith Putnam ... digital loader
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer (as Andy Schwartz)
Yoshi Sonoda ... electrician
Frank Stubblefield ... electrician
Scott Tinsley ... first assistant camera
Behnood Dadfar ... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Tziporah Edery ... camera production assistant (uncredited)
John Nasta ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rori Bergman ... casting: NY
Stephanie DeCourcey ... extras casting: Central Casting
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Brad Kenny ... extras casting manager: Central Casting
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting
Pat Evans ... crowd casting assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Jacobson ... child extras casting (uncredited)
Cash Oshman ... Big Crowds: President (uncredited)
Alana Raiser ... Big Crowds: Vice President (uncredited)
Anne Reeves ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eileen Goh ... costumer
Cathryn Hunt ... costume coordinator
Margaret Moy ... set costumer
Yaneya Rovira ... wardrobe supervisor
Deirdre Wegner ... assistant costume designer
Merav Elbaz Belschner ... set costumer (uncredited)
Matthew Simonelli ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Anthony ... location manager: additional photography
Chris Coyne ... location scout
Sarah Crofts ... location scout
Kimberly Feinman ... location coordinator
Dave Ginsberg ... assistant location manager (as David Ginsberg)
Jess Magee ... assistant location manager
Chris Sarli ... location assistant
Steven Weisberg ... location manager (as Steve Weisberg)
Brendan Kehoe ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Erin Benin ... musician: on camera
Christine Bergren ... music legal services
Danielle Brisebois ... musician: background vocals
Julia Bruskin ... musician: on camera
Emilie Cardinaux ... musician: on camera
Justin Chauncey ... musician: on-camera
Erik Detusch ... musician: on camera
Shawn Felton ... musician: drums
Curtis Fowlkes ... musician: on camera
Eli Friedman ... guitar coach
Joyce Hammann ... musician: violin
Deron Johnson ... musician: keyboards
Conrad Korsch ... musician: bass
Nick Lashley ... musician: guitars
Stewart Lerman ... songs recordist
Joanna Mauer ... musician: on camera
Rich Mercurio ... musician: on camera
Derek Pacuk ... pro tools playback mixer
Sandra Park ... music contractor (as Sandy Park)
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Joel Sill ... music consultant
Jason Stasium ... pro tools playback mixer
Erich Stratmann ... music editor
Matthew Rush Sullivan ... music supervisor (as Matt Sullivan)
Alexis Sykes ... musician: on camera
Andrea von Foerster ... music supervisor
Mary Wooten ... musician: cello
Emily Yarbourgh ... musician: on camera
Ramesh Kumar Kannan ... music preparation: Lost Stars (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Anselm King ... driver
Jeremiah Feather LaRoche ... driver (as Jeremiah 'Feather' LaRoche)
Rafael Matos ... driver
Thomas O'Connor ... driver
Thomas Rutherford ... driver
Chris Vonlumm ... driver
Ryan Walsh ... driver
Thomas J. Walsh ... transportation co-captain (as Thomas Walsh)
Steve Whitt ... driver
Timothy J. Wood ... transportation captain (as Tim Wood)
William Young ... driver (as Bill Young)

Other crew

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Matthew J. Anderson ... production financing: Union Bank
Caylena Andres ... craft service assistant
Heather Backlas ... production assistant
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Anthony Beaudoin ... production financing: Union Bank
Shiladitya Bora ... distribution
Rebecca Breckel ... script supervisor
Emerson Bruns ... production legal services
Wendy Cohen ... product placement
Jennifer Crammer ... production coordinator (as Jen Crammer)
Simon Dasher ... office production assistant
Martin Devis ... international distribution
Jacquie Dore ... set production assistant
Carri Frola ... assistant: Mr. East
Rebecca Garland ... production accountant (as Becky Garland)
Kyle Garrison ... set production assistant
Andy Gilbert ... chef: Tribe Road Catering
"Stone" Robert A Stone III ... stand-in: Dave (as Stone)
Ben Kallam ... financial analyst: Sycamore Pictures
Tiffany Kirkland ... craft service assistant
Rich Koski ... set production assistant
David Laurentin ... parking coordinator
Jerry Lee ... post accountant: Trevanna Post
Juan Leon ... set production assistant
Juan Leon ... production assistant
Roger Love ... vocal coach: Keira Knightley
Christopher Lytton ... chief operating officer: Exclusive Media
Zack Mandell ... craft services assistant
Scott Martin ... stand-in: Troublegum (as Sincere Martin)
Isaac Mason ... development executive: Sycamore Pictures
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Nick Notte ... set production assistant
Patrick O'Connor ... set production assistant
Christopher Patrikis ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Pellegrinelli ... assistant production coordinator
Sarra Jane Piat-Kelly ... assistant: Mr. Carney
Chelsey Pinke ... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Janice Roland ... publicity: Falco
Gayle Sandler ... post accountant: Trevanna Post / post-production accounting
Ari Saperstein ... production assistant
Delaney Schenker ... office production assistant
Hannah Schuster ... production assistant
Kat Scicluna ... stand-in: Gretta (as Kat Murello)
Patricia Scott ... assistant: Mr. Sinclair
Raj Seth ... product placement
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Anais Sumnichi ... accounting clerk
Tera Teed ... assistant: Mr. Rice
Jessica Thorne ... payroll accountant (as Jess Thorne)
Shannon Treusch ... publicity: Falco
Marcus Ward ... security: Ms. Knightley
Andy Wells ... assistant: Mr. Nearn
Danielle Wilson ... craft service
Justine Winkler ... assistant: Mr. Armbrust
Donna Belsky ... studio teacher (uncredited)
Naomi G. Davis ... production accountant production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Wesley Donato ... production assistant (uncredited)
Max Einhorn ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Freedman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mollie Freilich ... coordinator: Business and Legal Affairs (uncredited) (for Exclusive Media)
Leah Garvonic ... production assistant (uncredited)
Takina Holloman ... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jeni Jones ... creative executive (uncredited)
Stan Kirsch ... acting coach: Adam Levine (uncredited)
Sara Lane ... production accountant: additional photography (uncredited)
Greg Mergruen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Grace Na ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ramtin Ari Sarbaz ... coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Malaika Amon ... special thanks
Stefanie Azpiazu ... special thanks
Bono ... special thanks
Frank Botman ... special thanks
Jim Carney ... dedicatee
Jonne de Leeuw ... special thanks
Craig Emanuel ... special thanks
Kevin Scott Frakes ... special thanks
Marina Guinness ... special thanks
Rachel Holroyd ... special thanks
Christopher Lytton ... special thanks (as Chris Lytton)
Mark Ramakers ... special thanks
Tatiana S. Riegel ... special thanks (as Tatiana S. Reigel)
Raj Brinder Singh ... special thanks
Daniel Stutz ... special thanks (as Dan Stutz)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines You're only as strong as your next move. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Can a Song Save Your Life? (Canada, English title)
  • New York Melody (France)
  • Can a Song Save Your Life? (Germany)
  • Empezar otra vez (Mexico)
  • Почати знову (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $134,064, 29 Jun 2014
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $63,464,861

Did You Know?

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Trivia Keira Knightley had to learn play guitar for the role. Her husband, musician James Righton, offered his help. According to Knightley, his lessons were disastrous, and almost led to "divorce and murder". See more »
Goofs When Dave Kohl wins the Music Gong and Gretta, Steve, and Dan watch the video on the laptop, the audience screams out "Levine". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mark Ruffalo/Amanda Holden/Michael Sheen/Ed Sheeran (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Step You Can't Take Back See more »
Quotes Dan: You can tell a lot about a person by what's on their playlist.
Greta: I know you can. That's what's worrying me.
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