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Anne and Mary are great in this film!


Very charming film, by no means necessary is this flaw free film. This movie isn't meant for everyone to love, definitely a niche film and there's a certain demographic that will adore the premise, characters, the overall tone of the film and how the songs transforms with each scene. Anne is a total natural on screen. Her mannerisms, eye acting and charisma really shines in this small indie film. Some actresses are naturally able to emote effortless and she does this really well in this film. Mary and Anne's characters feed off each other. I actually wanted more scenes of them together. The fighting, bickering, soft tender moments they share in between, disagreements, etc. The soundtrack is killer, every track Johnny sung throughout the film kept me in a very good mood. This movie isn't meant to be a blockbuster or character driven. If you're a fan of the indie scene, including underground rock/folk/soul music you'll more than likely adore this film. Music plays the most essential component in the film. Music really sets the tone in the film, basically a character within itself. Unfortunately, the film is very short, therefore, there wasn't sufficient time to really develop the characters the way you'd expect. Other than that, very delightful, easygoing film with a killer soundtrack.

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Anne is a total natural on screen. Her mannerisms, eye acting and charisma really shines in this small indie film.

Anne Hathaway is great in pretty much everything she does, so.....

Also loved the movie and everyone's performance.

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Very charming movie, indeed. I was just going by what most professional critics were harping on indicating there weren't enough character development.

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I was wishing the film was 10-15 minutes long. I loved the aspect of Franny falling in love with her brother's favorite singer. I would liked to have seen his reaction when James comes into the room and hugs Franny. Without her brother she never would have found James. Never was I bored!

Yes, Anne and Mary seemed to connect yet there was that tension there with Mary not having more contact. You could tell how happy she was to have her daughter back in her life even though she was angry with her. Mary is such a professional actress; you know she'll take a role and make it her own!

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I loved Anne and Mary in this. I liked the love story. But for me the key to enjoying this as much as I did, about a 6, maybe a 7, was the fact I watched it at home and had a mute button for most of the music. I'm an old folkie with lots of singer/songwriters in my collection, including some Jenny Lewis, but for starters, the brother, ugh. I found his voice just slightly more enjoyable than fingernails on a chalkboard, and was quite relieved when we heard he was in a coma. Hey, he's fictitious, so, no, I don't feel at all guilty about that.

I have seen enough to know I have seen too much. -- ALOTO

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