Song One

Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny and James develop an unexpected relationship and face the realities of their lives.


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  • ★★★½ review by Michael Vazquez on Letterboxd

    One of the many things I love about Anne Hathaway is that she acts with her eyes. What is going through her mind through those eyes? What does she want? What does she feel? You're with her through those wide-eyed eyes. This is Hathaway at her best and this movie proves why she's one of my favorite actors working today.

    I did like the movie, it's probably a little slow and depressing for others which is understandable but I liked the premise, it's simple, I liked the pace (I was never bored) and it was engaging. It's not a memorable movie but it's better than most are given it credit for.

  • ★★★★ review by ✨ Felisha ✨ on Letterboxd

    [ somber music plays ]: the movie

    I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would.

    [101/365 new (to me) movies in 2018]

  • ★★★★ review by Jess on Letterboxd

    The only reason I’m giving this a four star is because of that ending. Please. We all want an ending.. can’t you just clarify a little bit more?! 

    Jesus I loved this though. Exactly what I needed for my current mood. The cast is so flawless. I do wish there was more of Anne Hathaway singing though. 

    I threw this on my watchlist for Johnny Flynn. Just finished binge watching Lovesick and I needed just a little bit more, so I checked this out. 

    It’s actually been sitting on my watchlist for years and I could kick myself. I wish I had watched this when it came out in 2014. This movie was exactly my cup of tea.

  • ★★★½ review by Granpa Monk on Letterboxd

    Reading the reviews for this movie from people I trust makes me think I should apologize and turn in my Film Appreciation Card. Anne Hathaway is great, and Johnny Flynn is passable (and, when compared to Oscar Isaac's performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, a revelation). The indie folk songs are a perfect fit written by indie folk darling Jenny Lewis. I did not find the hate and ire that so many have for this film. It's an indie underachiever and I (apologetically) liked it.

  • ★★★½ review by Sarah Guimarães on Letterboxd

    I like these raw type of movies. And it's filled with soothing folk songs, for a nice sunday afternoon.

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