A singer in New York City gets a grim diagnosis that puts her life and dreams into perspective.


Fabien Constant


Laura Eason





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Vivienne
Simon Baker ... Nick
Gus Birney ... Lucie
Jacqueline Bisset ... Jeanne
Common ... Ben
Taylor Kinney ... Jordan
Mary Beth Peil ... Doctor Marianna Holt
Phillipa Soo ... Oona
Renée Zellweger ... Tessa
Waleed Zuaiter ... Sami
Niré Alldai Niré Alldai ... Shop Owner
Bartley Booz ... Waiter
Natalie Carter ... Daughter
Helga Davis Helga Davis ... Helga Davis
Michael DeRosa Michael DeRosa ... Ice Cream Vendor


Approximately twenty-four hours, from morning to morning, in the life of New York City based jazz singer Vivienne Carala is presented. On this day, she has a rehearsal in preparation for a weekend gig starting tomorrow celebrating her twenty-fifth anniversary of performing at Birdland - the rehearsal where she knows she will see Jordan, her drummer with who she has a casual sexual relationship - followed by an interview largely to promote her latest album. Beyond these two items, she will try to fill her day without going home knowing that her overbearing French mother, Jeanne, has made another of her unexpected visits. This day is upended in its front side by a medical appointment she has told no one about, let alone her exasperated manager Ben in she being late for the rehearsal because of it, at which she receives the news of a terminal brain tumor diagnosis - the head pain symptoms which she had long ignored in being too busy to deal with it - with the best case scenario being a ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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The movie shares a premise similar to that of Agnès Varda's French New Wave movie Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). See more »


When Viv goes into the bar for Tessa's party a guy looks at a wine bottle and asks her if she would like some Chablis, and then pours RED wine from the bottle. See more »


Ben: Hey! If they find you using that room, they're gonna charge me. So either get going or give 'em a credit card number.
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Features Love Unto Death (1984) See more »


Written by Helga Davis
Performed by Helga Davis
Arranged by Ted Cruz
Published by Helga on Paper
[Helga Davis performs the song on stage at the club]
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A day in the life of a performer who gets unsettling news.
29 May 2019 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library.

This movie has received a number of very bad reviews and very low ratings, which are NOT deserved at all. It in fact is a very good movie to do what it sets out to do. It is a character study of a female singer who seems a bit past her prime, then gets some very upsetting health news. The movie follows her for almost 24 hours, interacting with family and friends, reluctant to tell any of them what is going on.

One will like this movie if they are a Sarah Jessica Parker fan, who now is in her early 50s. She plays Vivienne, a professional singer. Divorced, she has a 16-yr-old daughter who lives with Viv's ex-husband. The movie is not dynamic, in fact often there are reasonably long pauses, we are supposed to identify with the terror that surely must be going through her mind.

We only hear her sing a couple of times, quiet nondescript songs. I was surprised when I looked at her bio and found she had a lot of early musical theater experience, even playing the lead in Annie at one point. So she is probably a better singer than is shown in this movie.

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Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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$8,090, 11 November 2018

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