The Day the Music DiedJanuary 26, 2010
Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 7.0/10 (244 voted)
Stars: Guy Kent, Paige Segal, Anastasia Lofgren
Buddy (22) is a young man, very good-looking, brilliant and self-centered like many others who move to Los Angeles looking for their chance to become popular. He starts to play in a Club, but he finds his public only in young girls fascinated more with his appearance than his real talent. Buddy doesn't care about girls until one day he meets a young girl called Peggy Sue (25), beautiful in her simplicity, and he falls in love with her at first sight. One day his big chance seems to arrive. A band called 'The Heartbeats' are looking for a singer. Buddy decides to go to the audition, he feels that he cannot fail, especially because he has a premonition. The day arrives and Buddy performs in front of the Band at Capitol record..
Jon Morgan Woodward
Old 'Wise' Man
To dreamers all over the world, and to a damned and dusty town called Los Angeles.
Release Date: 26 January 2010
Filming Locations: Capitol Records – 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Did You Know?
The man that walks outside of Capitol Records is the director of the movie.
I was not well acquainted with the tale of Buddy Holly until now though
I have always had an appreciation for his music. Even though this story
is more an interpretation of his life and struggles, I learned a lot
about Holly's ethos. They portrayed a dreamer with a real naiveté who
didn't approach his path with the vigilance I can assume the real Buddy
Holly did. I found it interesting because it wasn't expected.
I was delighted at how well lensed this film was too and I really
enjoyed the cast's performances. Guy Kent was just wonderfully moving.
And that music was a treat! It was modern but managed to stay familiar
and helped bridge the time between the 50's and the present day of the
I'm very intrigued to see what is next for the director and cast!