Life With Music

Published August 1, 2020

Life With Music

Film info

  • Title Life With Music
  • Director Claude Lalonde
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 37m
  • Genres Music, Drama
  • Tagline Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration

In this life affirming story of hope, acclaimed pianist, Henry, finds himself afflicted with a severe case of stage fright. After a fateful meeting with a free-spirited music critic, Henry begins to find inspiration and learn to let go of his past.

Live blog

Time Comment
0:58 Wait, life without music? No thank you.
3:59 Boggles my mind when people just give away cigarettes, they’re so expensive.
6:45 “Why didn’t you give an encore?” Because encores are stupid.
9:09 “I just play the notes.”
11:01 “And there was something comforting about that rock.” Not a sentence you hear every day.
18:42 People that have the guts to go up to other people for an autograph. Wow.
26:42 Loving how many pianos are in this.
29:11 “Hi, am I interrupting?” Otherwise known as “are you having a moment with that gorilla?”
32:52 She’s writing her presumably groundbreaking column in Notes. Oof.
37:15 Riding bikes with reporters - does that happen?
43:57 She seems to always be in the neighbourhood.
48:28 This kid is playing at an actual grand piano though, amazing.
51:48 “I still have more writing to do.”
58:56 The philosophy behind all this is going over my head but I still like it.
1:08:26 I mean, anyone would kiss Patrick Stewart right? But this old piano guy?
1:10:59 That is sad. She did nothing wrong.
1:21:45 Loving the night porter enjoying an insomniac.
1:27:40 Chess is just so important.


Hmm, I’ll admit that I was perhaps a bit more tipsy than I should have been to fully appreciate this film, but a lot of it went over my head and by the end, I was completely bored.

I’d not heard of it before but thought the combination of Katie, Patrick and a load of pianos couldn’t go wrong. And yet it did! There just didn’t seem to be a lot of story to it, at the end no one really seemed to be further forward than they were at the beginning, and although there were some pretty visuals along the way, I was left feeling pretty empty about the whole thing.

Rating: 1 / 5

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