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25 Oct

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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (IMDb)

I was really curious about this. Considering it’s William H. Macy’s directorial debut and features Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin singing and playing guitar. In terms of the directing part, it’s nothing revolutionary, but he did a nice job. As for the singing, they both have nice voices. Actually, the original music for this movie was one of my favorite parts. It’s really good. The story is really interesting and heartfelt. Then it gets to this twist. It’s unnecessary and doesn’t quite fit in, not only with the beginning of this movie, but also in terms of other movies that have tried to tackle the same issue, and did it better. I hope that didn’t give it away, but those are my thoughts on that. But I would say it’s worth at least one watch.

7/10

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