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Family Movie Review: Song One (PG-13)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13       Length: 86 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 13+. The film is about the older sister of a young man who is in a coma after a car crash, and ends up falling for her brother’s favorite musician. Some cursing; the possibility that her brother might never come out of his coma; and some kissing and a sex scene, with the suggestion of nude bodies and some moaning.

Anne Hathaway stars in the indie drama ‘Song One,’ in which she plays the disapproving older sister of an aspiring young musician who falls into a coma. She’s mostly charming, but the film’s scope is too narrow and almost naïve.

By Roxana Hadadi

A few years removed from her Oscar-winning role in “Les Misérables,” Anne Hathaway sings again in “Song One,” a micro-budget indie from director and writer Kate Barker-Froyland. Hathaway is as charming as she usually is, but the movie barely asks more of her than “stare off into the distance and pout” and “stare off into the distance and smile.” The film has such a narrow, music-minded focus that both the plot and the characters feel underwritten.

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