Song One
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On the heels of her Oscar win for Les MisÚrables, Anne Hathaway takes the leading role in this drama centered on the burgeoning relationship between a young woman and her sickly brother's favorite musician. Emerging filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland adapts her own screenplay to make her feature directorial debut with this Worldview Entertainment film. ~ Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perhaps the cleverest thing about Barker-Froyland's delicately contrived debut is how uncontrived she manages to make it seem."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"A film like this should have no problem rounding up an audience looking for an easy, romantic tune to follow, but those hoping for something more will find Song One is a little out of rhythm."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"Franny's an enigma when Song One begins, and I can't say that she comes into sharp focus even by the conclusion. For a first-timer, Barker-Froyland is confident enough to let that mystery linger."
‑ Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine
"...Song One is well intentioned, well-shot and has its musical heart in the right place, but it often feels incredibly familiar, and the more contrived, credulity-straining moments don't help."
‑ Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
"The songs, most of which were composed by Indie legends Jonathan Rice and Jenny Lewis, are truly highlights of the film, but in reality, they aren't enough to add any significant amount of cohesion to the story."
‑ Ty Cooper, HeyUGuys
"Writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland's debut feature is a mournful number, held back by an uncertain performance by Flynn and an alienating reverence for the restorative power of middling indie-folk."
‑ Henry Barnes, Guardian
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