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Song to Song (2017)

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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

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Terrence Malick

Writer:

Terrence Malick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... BV
Rooney Mara ... Faye
Michael Fassbender ... Cook
Natalie Portman ... Rhonda
Cate Blanchett ... Amanda
Holly Hunter ... Miranda
Bérénice Marlohe ... Zoey (as Berenice Marlohe)
Val Kilmer ... Duane
Lykke Li ... Lykke
Olivia Grace Applegate ... Emma (as Olivia Applegate)
Dana Falconberry Dana Falconberry ... Faye's Sister
Linda Emond ... BV's Mother Judy
Louanne Stephens ... Mrs. Gansmer
Christin Sawyer Davis ... Angry Woman
Tom Sturridge ... BV's Brother
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

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Taglines:

Love. Obsession. Betrayal.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Weightless See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,559, 19 March 2017

Gross USA:

$443,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,848,459
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The release of this film a mere year after Knight of Cups (2015) marks the shortest gap between film releases for Terrence Malick, who once took a 20-year hiatus from filmmaking. If one were to also figure in the October release date for Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016), the gap would be even shorter at five months. See more »

Quotes

Cook: [from trailer] Help me, I have a condition. I can't be left alone.
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Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age
(from the Planets)
Composed by Gustav Holst
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava))
Conducted by Adrian Leaper
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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You gotta love the visuals. Malick is a painter with a story barely important.
3 April 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"The world wants to be deceived." Cook (Michael Fassbender)

Terence Malick's current cast of romantics are lost in themselves, searching how they can find fulfillment, largely through troubled relationships that on the surface look ethereal. Of course, that heavenly view happens because Malick's point of view is through his lens, which, with the help of his usual cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, is other-worldly gorgeous and impressionistic.

Although Malick has taken inspiration from trees and landscapes in many other films, here he takes pleasure in the angles of modern Austin architecture with its glass-dominated homes and their infinity pools. All the better for the heroes Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) to be constantly thinking of themselves as the center of the universe and those outside the glass a part of the menagerie to be neglected.

The fly in the ointment of love is producer Cook, who is after Faye and succeeding without BV knowing it. The eternal triangle seems to flourish for much of the film because Malick not only sees like a painter with just images to contend with, but he also concentrates more on the physical properties of his characters and their stories and less on the corrosive result of promiscuity.

The glue to the multiple images is the soundtrack, about as eclectic as you'll ever hear and changing with most sequences. The songs evoke mood and meaning as well as the remembered past, Reinforcing the dominance of music are cameos from the likes of Iggy Pop, Tegan and Sara, Anthony Kiedis, and Lykke.

Music and memory are the stuff of Song to Song. Along with Malick's incomparable images, you'll be fully immersed in the impressions of people caught in the act of using love to give meaning to life. Just don't expect a tour of the Austin music scene. It's all about impressions, Baby.


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