The Music Never Stopped
Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son’s choices and try to connect with him through music.
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Certificate: Germany:0 | Norway:11 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 | United States:PG
Cast: J.K. Simmons , Cara Seymour , Lou Taylor Pucci , Scott Adsit , James Urbaniak , Max Antisell , Ryan Karels , Peggy Gormley , Tammy Blanchard , Josh Segarra , Xander Johnson , Jesse Roche , Julia Ormond , Erica Fae , Mía Maestro , Wade Mylius , Lance Rubin , Matthew J. McCarthy , Rashad Edwards , James Eason , Phil Bender , Rich Campbell , Buzz Roddy , Ethan F. Hamburg , Mark Greenberg , Paul Sigrist , Martin Moran , Kelly AuCoin , Joseph Basile , Michael Belveduto , Gail Bruno , Joseph Carnevale , Anthony DiSanto , Vaughn Goland , Elysia Segal , Joseph Urban , Bill Walters , Josh Woolstenhulme , Alex Ziwak
Company: Essential Pictures
Country: United States
Released Date: 27 Oct 2011 (South Korea)
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Runtime: 105 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
KGJM-Sr » I enjoyed this movie last night at the Foster Theater inside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum…
J.K. steals the movie in a dark-horse Oscar performance – but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the rest of the cast. (some production $$$ lacking, i.e. perhaps the worst fake beard ever) The STAR of this movie was *music* – not the soundtrack (although Deadheads will be thrilled), but the emotions and memories that music engenders. The way a song can change your mood, serve as a bridge to your memories. The movie has back-beats about father & son, husband & wife, a mother fretting over her son, Korean vs. Vietnam Wars, even lost love – but the hook is *music*…
*that* song you heard when you met your best girl, *that* song playing when you first had sex, when *music* meant something to you on an emotional and visceral level.
The movie harmonizes a teenager of the early 1950s as the father of a teenager of the late 1960s, showing how their mutual love of *music* manages to bring them back together across the generational gap – and the tumor-induced memory gaps of the son.
If you've ever heard your parents say "turn that crap down", if you've ever said that to your own kid – this movie is for you. You will laugh, you will cry. You will leave the theater wanting to listen to some of your parents' music, and being a little more tolerant of that noise your kid is listening to…
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