Song One
Song One (2015)

Oscar(R) winner Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, Les Miserables) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny's musician brother Henry (Ben… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 23, 2015
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Song One has plenty of earnest charm, but that isn't enough to overcome its slight, familiar story.

Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

There are no real surprises here, just lives played out quietly and succinctly under the seductive spell of music.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Anyone with the slightest allergy to emo-tinged millennial attitudinizing should steer clear.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It doesn't always add up to much more than a smile and a tear, but the music and the acting are just good enough to make this "Song" sing.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The film, like the world it's part of, remains just a little too precious, a little too self-involved, a little too insular. Instead of singing out, directly to us, it hums its little tune only to itself.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Commendably, Ms. Barker-Froyland resists the urge to tidy up loose ends. And if her leads remain locked in a romance-novel connection ... at least it's one in which the smart girl gets the boy.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Kate Barker-Froyland's musical melodrama isn't particularly deep in the dramatic department, but hits a few key notes when it comes to its music.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Starts off as a singularly strong slice-of-life drama before dissipating into thin air.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It seems thin despite its first-rate cast, which includes two Academy Award winners.

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Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Anne Hathaway downshifts into sullen-indie-melancholy mode.

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