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Song One (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 22 January 2015 (Israel)
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A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother's favorite musician.
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Credited cast:
Anne Hathaway ... Franny
Mary Steenburgen ... Karen
Johnny Flynn ... James Forester
Lola Kirke ... Rema
Sarah Steele ... iPod autograph girl
Li Jun Li ... James Forester's Journalist
Sharon Van Etten ... Self
Ben Rosenfield ... Henry
Grace Rex ... Bride
Kitty Crystal ... James' Friend (as Crystal Lonneberg)
Gideon Glick ... Everett
Peter Francis James ... Neurosurgeon
Al Thompson ... Andy
Shawn Parsons ... Roadie
Roderick Hill ... The Groom


Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn's music scene, Franny and James develop an unexpected relationship and face the realities of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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A Moment Can Change Everything


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In an interview, Anne Hathaway discusses listening to the song "Thank You For Nothing" from Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth & the Catapult to help her through a scene in Les Misérables (2012). In a scene in the subway, Anne's character records a woman playing the accordion. The woman is Elizabeth Ziman, of Elizabeth & the Catapult, and the song she's playing is an instrumental rendition of "Thank You For Nothing". See more »


Franny: You know when you have a feeling that you don't want to fade away, but you don't really know how to keep it?
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Grand Bazaar
Written by Emir Isilay
Performed by Emir Isilay
Courtesy of One Over Three Music and Michael J. Mallen Songs
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A film for Anne Hathaway enthusiast
29 March 2015 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

Director/writer Kate Barker-Froyland has offered up a deliciously simple yet emotionally complex story of a family drawn together by an unfortunate accident. Karen (mother), Franny (daughter), are forced to reexamine their family status due to Henry's (son/brother) near death accident.

Most of the movie/story is Franny learning about her brother through his notes and songs and interest in other singers and places he visits in NYC. Along the way through this path of discovery Franny meets and falls in love with a folk singer her brother admired.

There are lots & lots of Anne Hathaway face closeups and lots & lots of folk songs. I like Hathaway but the many closeups and folk songs wore a bit thin. That's the reason for the 7 in stars.

Otherwise this is a fine and thoughtful movie with excellent photography and production values. Please be aware of the lighting throughout as I do believe this is integral to setting the mood of many scenes.

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Release Date:

22 January 2015 (Israel) See more »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,200, 25 January 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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