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A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.


Sean Mewshaw


Sean Mewshaw (story), Desi van Til (as Desiree Van Til) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Hannah
Joe Manganiello ... Curtis
Dianna Agron ... Finley
Jason Sudeikis ... Andrew McDonnell
Blythe Danner ... Ellen
Griffin Dunne ... Upton
Richard Masur ... Bruce
Maggie Castle ... Shannon
Bates Wilder ... Metal Head
Alex Quijano ... Ben
Mary-Bonner Baker ... Heidi
Meredith Prunty ... Student
Pepper Binkley ... Girl Fan
Melanie Ehrlich ... Bookstore Employee
Zachariah Supka ... Bookstore Kid


Hannah (Hall) is beginning to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of her latest biography, when she meets Andrew (Sudeikis), a brash writer from New York, who has a different take on her husband's life - and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to put together the famous singer's story and begin to write the next chapter of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Turn the page. Start a new chapter.


Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basimin Belasi See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$135,026, 28 February 2016
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Did You Know?


The Tascam 4-track "Portastudio" cassette deck seen in this film was a revolutionary device, allowing a musician to record three tracks, mix them to the fourth track and then add more tracks. It supported external guitar-style effects processors, had a variable speed control for tuning and special effects, and you could even flip the tape for reverse recording. Originally introduced in 1979, it later evolved in to the current digital version. This would have been an ideal tool for the songwriter in this movie, as it was heavily used for demos. It could also be used for creating fully-produced elaborate arrangements as advanced as the Beatle's four-track system in their day. In fact, Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album was actually created on one. See more »


The portable 4-track machine does not have built-in speakers and would have needed to be hooked up to the sound system. As it was stored in a canvas bag and didn't have any audio cables connected, it should not have been able to produce any sound. See more »


Andrew McDonnell: I see what's going on here, you're just a crazy person.
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Little Jackson
Written by Damien Jurado and Desi van Til
Performed by Damien Jurado and Barry Uhl
Produced by Gary Mula and Barry Uhl
Brown Coat Music BMI
Damien Jurado appears courtesy of Secretly Canadian & House of Hassle
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Learning to Let Go
21 May 2016 | by merridowellSee all my reviews

I was expecting a romantic comedy when I got this movie, and I have to say that not only is that not what this is, I was pleasantly surprised.

This movie is about grieving and learning to let go of those we've lost, but it is also sweet in a sort of unexpected way. Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis are a great pair and their on-screen chemistry is fantastic. It's the first movie that has made me a fan of Jason Sudeikis.

Set in the beautiful Maine mountains, the soft folk music in the background adds to the serenity of the mountainside and the heartbreak Hall's character is experiencing and the journey you'll go on with her.

If you're looking for a movie that is sweet, poignant, and guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings, this is it. I would highly recommend this movie.

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