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: March 24, 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.

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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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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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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Dustin Putman

"Song One" is an enjoyable watch, but an even better listen, its songs bringing a thoughtful melodic glow to modestly endearing material.

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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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Robert Levin

There are only so many scenes of Hathaway tearing up while either a) staring at her brother or b) watching James strum his guitar that one can take.

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