6.2/10
2,793
81 user 98 critic

The High Note (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 29 May 2020 (USA)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer
A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.

Director:

Nisha Ganatra

Writer:

Flora Greeson
Reviews
Popularity
929 ( 163)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Johnson ... Maggie Sherwoode
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Grace Davis
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... David Cliff
Bill Pullman ... Max
Zoe Chao ... Katie (as Zoë Chao)
June Diane Raphael ... Gail
Eugene Cordero ... Seth
Marc Evan Jackson ... Alec
Eddie Izzard ... Dan Deakins
Ice Cube ... Jack Robertson
Jonathan Freeman ... Martin
Parvesh Cheena ... Dry Cleaner
Bianca Lopez ... Juice Store Employee
Neil Lane Neil Lane ... Neil Lane
Tiffany Elle ... Pharmacist
Learn more

More Like This 

Irresistible (2020)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

Director: Jon Stewart
Stars: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper
Burden I (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy strives to keep the peace even as he urges the group's Grand Dragon to disavow his racist past.

Director: Andrew Heckler
Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez
The Outpost (2020)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Celina Sinden, Scott Eastwood
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

Director: Todd Robinson
Stars: Sebastian Stan, Alison Sudol, Asher Miles Fallica
Palm Springs (2020)
Comedy | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Director: Max Barbakow
Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
Remember Me I (2019)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After discovering his old flame now has Alzheimer's, a hopelessly in love widower fakes his way into her senior living community in an effort to reunite with her.

Director: Martín Rosete
Stars: Bruce Dern, Brian Cox, Caroline Silhol
The Old Guard (2020)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
Babyteeth (2019)
Certificate: MA-17 Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Milla, a seriously ill teenager falls in love with a drug dealer, Moses, her parents worst nightmare.

Director: Shannon Murphy
Stars: Eliza Scanlen, Michelle Lotters, Toby Wallace
Inheritance (2020)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy the family.

Director: Vaughn Stein
Stars: Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the sequel to 2018's THE KISSING BOOTH, high school senior Elle juggles a long-distance relationship with her dreamy boyfriend Noah, college applications, and a new friendship with a handsome classmate that could change everything.

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi
Ava IV (2020)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.

Director: Tate Taylor
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Geena Davis
Edit

Storyline

A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You've Got to Start at the Bottom Before You Take It to the Top

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wanuri Kahiu was originally going to direct the movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

When the end credits have almost finished, you can hear some additional dialogue. See more »

Connections

References The O.C. (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Sonata in F Major K. 376 - Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
See more »

User Reviews

 
A beautiful entertaining film about fulfilling your dreams.
30 May 2020 | by cristinasoulmatesSee all my reviews

* There is no end credit scene *

The director Nisha Ganatra and crew brought a beautiful entertaining film about fulfilling your dreams. The story is about a famous singer's career, an aspiring singer and a personal assistant's dream of becoming a music producer. What a great beginning full of soul and no matter what preference of music one listens to, the rhythm will be felt. The movie could have been perfect if it wasn't for the romance part, and I don't mind a romantic film but it strays away from what the movie was about. The chain of events caused by the romance would have worked perfectly if it was a friendship since a relationship was needed due to the importance of what many artists cope with. Aside from forcing a romance, this movie was still powerful in projecting the struggles of deciding what you want and what society wants for you.

The composer Amie Doherty captured the conflict of reaching your dreams with her music. Also, the songs chosen for this movie was so uplifting, it's a movie to watch in a high volume to feel the outstanding boom.

The cast was perfect, performances to keep wanting more. Ice Cube is a natural in this kind of role and Kelvin Harrison Jr. was the one whom I was annoyed with but not because of his acting skills which were great, it was the romance part. Dakota Johnson! My gosh, the way she listens to music is like she is really feeling it and craves to make it better. She was amazing portraying the character who wants to be a music producer. Tracee Ellis Ross debut single was so beautiful and what a voice! Even though she has the name which makes some turn heads, she was still her own person and her performance was natural and real.


20 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 81 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Covers See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,426,889
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed