884. Hearts Beat Loud

Title: Hearts Beat Loud
Director: Brett Haley
Year: 2018
Run time: 1hr 37m

“When a father-daughter music act becomes an overnight success, the two embark on a journey of love, family and self-discovery through their music.”

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2:22 – Eeek, Amazon music.
4:55 – Need a bag that you can just fit an impromptu record purchase into.
9:24 – “By which I mean, I’m very proud of your work ethic.”
11:50 – See that’s the bit I can’t do. Messing around is one thing. Repeating it when you find something? Impossible.
14:26 – Too early in the film for a Backstreet Boys reference!
17:22 – Envious of their studio and instruments and talent. But otherwise fine.
19:38 – TED!
27:04 – What the hell is a whoopie pie?
29:29 – “We’re the real deal kiddo.” Cute!
29:58 – Is step four of his action plan… profit?
35:53 – How can she possibly tell if he’s cheerful or not?
38:16 – Oh god, Mr C is going to want a sampler now.
45:27 – “When life hands you conundrums, you turn them into art.”
56:32 – Slice of realism from the teenager.
58:37 – $62,000?? How is that possible?
1:09:56 – It’s so quiet, the end of his store.
1:20:00 – Loving the tunes but her mic technique sucks.
1:30:24 – As usual, Ms Collette underused.

Conclusions

Really lovely film, this one. A beautiful little indie work featuring the wonderful Nick Offerman. I liked that his character had plenty of challenges to work through, and had his moments of sadness, but it wasn’t a morose film, there was a lot to like and be happy about.

Of course, the music was brilliant and the studio was envy-making. I even cared about the fate of the record shop, even though I don’t really care about vinyl.

There was nothing to dislike about this one, I just recommend it in every way.

Rating: 5/5.