LIfe. Support. Music.
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The resilience of the human spirit and the restorative power of true love serve as the focal points of this documentary, which follows the recovery process of a gifted guitarist stricken by a debilitating brain hemorrhage. Guitarist Jason Crigler was performing a 2004 concert in Manhattan when he suddenly collapsed. Crigler had suffered from a massive brain hemorrhage, and he was lucky just to be alive. According to his doctors, it was highly unlikely that Crigler would ever even walk again, much less pick up a guitar and start strumming. But then something remarkable happened: Crigler's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perhaps the film should be called Life. Support. Music. Pretension."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"As in Metzgar's Chances of the World Changing and his recent Reporter, the helmer's quiet narration and sharp focus grant his subjects a matter-of-fact dignity."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Inspiring story of how the love of his family and his creativity are lifelines pulling a young man with a brain hemorrhage back into the land of the living."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"If you can get past the excruciating title, Life. Support. Music. is a blessedly nimble journey from loss to reclamation."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Eric Daniel Metzgar has made a not-very-good movie marked by his consistent inability to let the material speak for itself."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Metzgar, whose previous two docs received awards, should consider making a follow-up movie down the road. Wherever Jason and his family are at that point, odds are it will provide another opportunity to shed tears of joy and sorrow."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Watching Crigler go from likable, ax-wielding guy to a prone figure who can't even close his mouth, and then his eventual return to the stage, is inspiring, and reaffirms our belief in the healing power of rock & roll."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"A mostly touching, inspirational and engrossing documentary."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Suffers from its inability to disentangle its sentimental attachments from what is universally empathic."
‑ Micah Towery, Slant Magazine
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