A film for anyone who has ever loved the local record shop or the perfect alternative song more than they should. As a tribute to both this film scores even if its actual narrative can be a little contrived and manipulative at times. The central performances by Offerman and Kiersey Clemons are both quite wonderful even if every other character is just a cypher. Well worth a look.
Earnest, kind-hearted film, unfortunately compromised by untalented direction and by-the-numbers photography. Ted Danson is a treasure. And so is Offerman who deserves more leading man roles. I wished this film did better, because we need more emotionally sensitive films like this.
Gentle, heartfelt film with fantastic cast. Happy to watch Frank's "dissed & angry white guy" routine be dismissed instead of pacified & feared, as often happens in mainstream films. Love that Toni Collette still takes interesting roles in small films. Great to see a female character with economic power and business savvy who isn't cast as a frigid man-hater. Loved the ending--more mature than the usual pablum.
Can a film surprise you because it's so conventional? I kept thinking about this after watching Haley's wonderful film because in 2018 I was entirely charmed by a great soundtrack, lovely cast and kindness that all felt new and vital because of Clemons and Lane.