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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
Sarah Steele ... iPod autograph girl
Johnny Flynn ... James Forester
Lola Kirke ... Rema
Sharon Van Etten ... Herself
Li Jun Li ... James Forester's Journalist
Peter Francis James ... Neurosurgeon
Kitty Crystal ... James' Friend (as Crystal Lonneberg)
Gideon Glick ... Everett
Ben Rosenfield ... Henry
Shawn Parsons ... Roadie
Grace Rex ... Bride
Al Thompson ... Andy
Emily McKinley Hill ... Henry's Friend


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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Release Date:

22 January 2015 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção de Uma Vida See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,200, 23 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,250, 1 February 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


In the scene where Franny's mom, Karen, is reminiscing of her years in Paris, she talks about being an Arkansas girl in Paris. Karen is played by Mary Steenburgen, who is a Newport, Arkansas native. 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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Not bad, just not good. At all.
15 February 2015 | by rprince-832-6294See all my reviews

-Song One (2015) movie review: -Song One is a romance based drama about a girl who seeks out her brother's favorite musician after her brother is hit by a car and put into a coma.

-As a described that, I realized how much this film sounds like a generic music film combined with a generic Lifetime drama. That is about as thorough as I can be to how not-good this film is.

-The story lacked any motivation, and therefor dragged on without cause.

-The pace is the same as the story, which means it just drags on…. and on…. and on….

-The acting was unimpressive. It stars Anne Hathaway who just moped around the entire time. Mary Steenburgen who plays the same character she always plays. And Johnny Flynn as the most introverted musician I have ever seen.

-The characters are just how I described the actors.

-The music was very forgettable, for a film about music.

-A film like this did not need an ambiguous ending.

-I am trying to think of anything else to say about it. It is not terrible, it just is not good. I smiled once. Once.

-Song One is rated PG-13 for some brief language and a very suggestive scene.

-Song One was not impressive or entertaining, and even though it was not terrible, Song One is not worth the 2 hours.

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