Part-time pianist Monty Fagan begins a May-December romance that upends his home life.Part-time pianist Monty Fagan begins a May-December romance that upends his home life.Part-time pianist Monty Fagan begins a May-December romance that upends his home life.
His portrayal of the young "Graduate"esque Jazz pianist is delicate and smooth. The other actors and actresses are finely cast and do the job perfectly fine. One of my favourite things about this film is how the soundtrack fits the scenes perfectly. The synthy waves compliment the lonely back drop of the Los Angeles urbanscape.
Without further ado I move on to cinematography. It had the inherently indie vibe going on throughout - and it worked. It's a Los Angeles thing and artistically it's a great reflection of the city. Some people will use you, some will make you and others break you and you have try not to be too trusting in a city that can be quite unforgiving but equally beautiful and full of vibrance.
The message within the story really resonated with me - as a twenty something Jazz lover and lonely city dweller I felt a pull to the storyline and really connected with the main character. So if that makes for a biased review then so be it.
I really enjoyed and relished every moment and when the credits started rolling I was sad because I really didn't want the "dream" to end.
Off beat and plenty of soul to carry it along on a tight budget - bravo.
- Apr 10, 2018