Greetings from Tim BuckleyMay 4, 2013
A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 5.3/10 (161 voted)
Director: Daniel Algrant
Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's eminent 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating a cathartic performance of his father's most famous songs, Jeff's debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Did You Know?
No lip-syncing for Penn Badgley who sang live throughout the entire film. See more »
Just watch the trailer.
I wasn't expecting much with this movie–as you are unable to capture a
moment that occurred for a few seconds and stretch it for almost 2
hours. There were too many blank spots in this movie–where the
character of Jeff walked around moping or just staring at a wall–if I
knew that I would be witnessing someone watch paint dry I would've
waited until I could illegally download this movie so none of my money
would have been wasted.
There was no story line–for people coming into this blindly not
knowing who either Tim Buckley or Jeff Buckley are, this movie doesn't
clarify anything–you don't know who either are or why their
relationship is strained, etc, etc. I understood this movie because I
already know about the storybut for new comers they will be lost. Who
is Gary Lucas? Who is Hal Willner? Who is Mary? Who is Lee Underwood?
Obviously the writers of this movie and the director only just wanted
to "get to the point" but have forgotten that in order to get to the
point and the ultimate buildup you must first have a story that leads
The singing by Penn Badgley was actually descent and all due respect
he's got a great voiceI like how he didn't try to sound like Jeff
Buckley but he did try to sound descent and show off his abilityso all
credit definitely goes to that. What ruins this movie is the lack of
story, and most importantly factsand we can't blame the actors for
Overall it wasn't great anymore than it was goodso if you want to
watch the movie, you're better off settling with the trailer it gets to
the point and doesn't make you sit and waste your time for an hour and
2 stars, for effort.