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: 34% 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.

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.

Jason Francis Johnson
The New Paper (Singapore)

Newcomer Johnny Flynn is the shining star of this rather mesmerising music movie that hits the right notes.

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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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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Song One seems unabashedly fond of romantic rooftop wee-hours hangouts in front of Manhattan skyline bokeh backdrops. It's all tenderness and no cynicism in this little world.

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Susan Wloszczyna

In her feature debut, writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland tends to tiptoe away from the dramatic high notes that audiences often crave and comes up a stanza or two short from a fulfilling resolution.

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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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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

[Anne] Hathaway emotes prettily, but this slight picture evaporates on contact.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% 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.