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884. Hearts Beat Loud

Published December 7, 2018

Title: Hearts Beat Loud Director: Brett Haley Year: 2018 Run time: 1hr 37m

“When a father-daughter music act becomes an overnight success, the two embark on a journey of love, family and self-discovery through their music.”

Live blog

2:22 - Eeek, Amazon music. 4:55 - Need a bag that you can just fit an impromptu record purchase into. 9:24 - “By which I mean, I’m very proud of your work ethic.” 11:50 - See that’s the bit I can’t do. Messing around is one thing. Repeating it when you find something? Impossible. 14:26 - Too early in the film for a Backstreet Boys reference! 17:22 - Envious of their studio and instruments and talent. But otherwise fine. 19:38 - TED! 27:04 - What the hell is a whoopie pie? 29:29 - “We’re the real deal kiddo.” Cute! 29:58 - Is step four of his action plan… profit? 35:53 - How can she possibly tell if he’s cheerful or not? 38:16 - Oh god, Mr C is going to want a sampler now. 45:27 - “When life hands you conundrums, you turn them into art.” 56:32 - Slice of realism from the teenager. 58:37 - $62,000?? How is that possible? 1:09:56 - It’s so quiet, the end of his store. 1:20:00 - Loving the tunes but her mic technique sucks. 1:30:24 - As usual, Ms Collette underused.

Conclusions

Really lovely film, this one. A beautiful little indie work featuring the wonderful Nick Offerman. I liked that his character had plenty of challenges to work through, and had his moments of sadness, but it wasn’t a morose film, there was a lot to like and be happy about.

Of course, the music was brilliant and the studio was envy-making. I even cared about the fate of the record shop, even though I don’t really care about vinyl.

There was nothing to dislike about this one, I just recommend it in every way.

Rating: 5/5.

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