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Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.


Brett Haley
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Nick Offerman ... Frank Fisher
Kiersey Clemons ... Sam Fisher
Blythe Danner ... Marianne Fisher
Toni Collette ... Leslie
Sasha Lane ... Rose
Ted Danson ... Dave
Jesse Patch Jesse Patch ... Record Customer
Alex Reznik ... Professor Berg
Rafael Poueriet ... Officer Johnson
Linda Lee McBride Linda Lee McBride ... Callie
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Ryan
Kim Ramirez ... Female Officer
Will Rogers ... Joe
Jeff Tweedy ... Jeff Tweedy
Michael Abbott Jr. ... Emcee (voice)


In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery. Written by AnonymousB

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Music runs in the family


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug references and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The songs (written by Keegan DeWitt) were actually performed by the actors with all the vocals being recorded live (i.e. on-set) with each take (similar to Les Miserables, etc.) See more »


Even though Sam is entering freshman year of college, her birth certificate states she was born in 1993, which would make her about 23 during the filming. See more »


Dave: [denies Frank for another drink] This is not a professional relationship Frankie, I'm your friend.
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Your Best American Girl (Recorded Live for World Café)
Written by Mitski (as Mitsuki Laycock)
Performed by Mitski
Courtesy of Dead Oceans & WXPN
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Not as good as I thought it was going to be in the beginning
2 July 2018 | by jmc4769See all my reviews

This is a fluffy, feel-good movie about a midlife-crisis dad and his college-bound daughter who bond while recording three songs together over the summer after her high school graduation. The movie unfortunately wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be in the beginning. About 30 minutes of the running time is taken up with the two of them recording and performing their music, which leaves only about an hour of skimpy drama. The movie's biggest asset is character development, which kept me interested up to a point. But it drags in the middle due to a weak storyline and ends with a thud. None of the various subplots are adequately resolved, and some are completely abandoned.

The filmmakers seem to be trying to recreate the charm of independent musical movies like Once. But it doesn't quite work. The acting is good but not great. As dad and daughter, Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons are appealing but not charismatic. The songs are catchy but forgettable. Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half though...as long as your expectations aren't too high.

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Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$74,524, 10 June 2018

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