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
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
Lou Taylor Pucci
(as Erica Berg)
Opening Weekend: $76,543
(20 March 2011)
(11 September 2011)
Did You Know?
Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars."
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.
Incredible Film! Must see for music lovers, and everyone else!
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