First screened in October 2014
Director: William H. Macy. Cast: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, Brad Greiner, Peter Spruyt, Drew Pollock, Jamie Chung, Miles Heizer, Casey Twenter, Joey Bicicchi, Travis Linville, Ryan Dean, Zoe Graham. Screenplay: Casey Twenter & Jeff Robison and William H. Macy.

Twitter Capsule: Can a song redeem a life? Schematic, sentimental. Almost undone by midfilm reveal. But Crudup, music compel.

VOR:   Zigs and zags across basic plausibility line. Crudup's sincerity and script's contrivances in uneasy duel—and other performances not nearly as consistent as his. But at least it's distinctive.

Photo © 2014 Samuel Goldwyn Films/Paramount Pictures/Unified Pictures/
Tee Rob Pictures/Amberdale Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Chicago International Film Festival: Best Actor (Yelchin)

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