The Music Never Stopped

January 19th, 2012







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Plot
Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories...

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.3/10 (1,641 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director: Jim Kohlberg

Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond

Storyline
Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music.

Writers: Gwyn Lurie, Gary Marks

Cast:
J.K. Simmons - Henry Sawyer
Cara Seymour - Helen Sawyer
Lou Taylor Pucci - Gabriel Sawyer
Scott Adsit - Dr. Biscow
James Urbaniak - Mike Tappin
Max Antisell - Young Gabriel
Ryan Karels - Bernie
Peggy Gormley - Florence
Tammy Blanchard - Tamara
Josh Segarra - Mark Ferris
Xander Johnson - Weed
Jesse Roche - Steve
Julia Ormond - Dianne Daley
Erica Fae - College Representative (as Erica Berg)
Mía Maestro - Celia



Details

Official Website: Essential Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 19 January 2012



Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $76,543 (USA) (20 March 2011) (32 Screens)

Gross: $258,077 (USA) (11 September 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars."

Goofs:
Factual errors: Bing Crosby recorded "Young at Heart" for Decca Records, not RCA Victor.

Quotes:
Helen Sawyer: Are we ready? I've got the medication.
Dianne Daley: I've got the bag.
Gabriel Sawyer: I've got the brain tumor.



User Review

Incredible Film! Must see for music lovers, and everyone else!

Rating: 9/10

The Music Never Stopped is a beautiful film based on a true story about the relationship between father and son, and between music and the brain. J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci deliver incredible performances as estranged father and son, Henry and Gabriel. (Slight spoilers follow, but all information can be found within the first 20 minutes or so of the film.) The two both have a great love for music, but their relationship falls apart as Gabriel gets wrapped up in the hippie culture of the 60's and the Grateful Dead. When Gabriel gets a brain tumor as an adult, music therapy is used to improve his memory, which has been destroyed in the removal of the tumor.

This movie has a great soundtrack, full of the classic rock music of the late 60's. This is certainly a music-lovers film! If your favorite song takes you back to the moment you heard it, this is a film for you! If music touches your soul, this is a must see!

If you don't love the music of the late 60's, you will still find this film a moving piece of art. The relationships between each character are authentic and personal. It is an absolute must see! *Reviewed from Sundance screening*









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