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
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2015
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Despite the delicate shadings Hathaway brings to the role, Song One moves inexorably from wan to wearying.

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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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Robert Horton
Seattle Weekly

There's something just too precious about it all.

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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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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

If you're a Hathaway fan, this will be worth your time; she's in every scene, and builds a convincingly tense relationship with screen mom Mary Steenburgen. But if you're looking for the next Once, well, this isn't it.

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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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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland doesn't bother to disguise Song One as something it's not.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I couldn't get into it. I watched most, but it's very long and slow moving (actually it's not long at under 90 minutes, but it feels it).… More
Ian Walker
Predictable with questionable acting in places, especially from the big names. But the excellent folk soundtrack and soundtrack in general makes up for it.