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7 Ratings

One-Trick Pony

Directed by Robert M. Young
United States, 1980


Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he’s struggling to save his failing marriage.

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One-Trick Pony Directed by Robert M. Young

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    Interesting character study led by a low-key, sensitive and soulful performance by Paul Simon. How does a singer/songwriter stay true to his artistic ideals while maintaining a career in a rapidly changing, commercial marketplace? It's a song as old as the hills, but this film explores it intelligently with lots of nice detail and character development. Rip Torn is fantastic (as usual) as a mercenary record producer.

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