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The Music Never Stopped (2011)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Kohlberg

Writers:

Gwyn Lurie (screenplay), Gary Marks (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.K. Simmons ... Henry Sawyer
Cara Seymour ... Helen Sawyer
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Gabriel Sawyer
Scott Adsit ... Dr. Biscow
James Urbaniak ... Mike Tappin
Max Antisell ... Young Gabriel
Ryan Karels Ryan Karels ... Bernie
Peggy Gormley ... Florence
Tammy Blanchard ... Tamara
Josh Segarra ... Mark Ferris
Xander Johnson ... Weed
Jesse Roche Jesse Roche ... Steve
Julia Ormond ... Dianne Daley
Erica Fae ... College Representative (as Erica Berg)
Mía Maestro ... Celia
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild drug references, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Oliver Sacks Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,543, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$258,223

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,202
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars." See more »

Goofs

When Gabriel and his Dad are playing the song "Uncle John's Band" from the Grateful Dead album Workingman's Dead, the needle on the record player is at the very end of the LP. The song is actually the first track on the album, so the needle should be near the outer edge of the LP. See more »

Quotes

Henry Sawyer: They don't just play the notes on the page.
Gabriel Sawyer: No, they play what's in the air, you know?
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Connections

References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Magnolia (Live at Porter Chester, NY, February 24, 1971)
Written by Robert Hunter & Bob Weir (as Robert Weir)
Performed by Grateful Dead
Published by Ice Nine Publishing, Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Films & TV Licensing
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An amazingly great movie about a father & son reconnecting through music. A must see movie! Watch it! I say A+
30 July 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Music elicits measurable responses in the brain's activity" After Henry (Simmons) has a fight with his son Gabriel (Pucci), he decides that home is no longer for him and leaves. 20 years later Gabriel is found with a brain tumor that eliminates long term memory. After thinking he is still in the sixties his parents struggle to find a way to communicate with him. When a therapist discovers that music is the answer his parents have to adjust their lives to get their son back. This is an amazing movie. Much like "Barney's Version" and "Trust", this is a movie that didn't get the advertising that this deserved and will not be seen by the audience it should have. An extremely touching movie that deals with a strained father and son relationship, and the struggle to reconnect. There is not enough good things I can say about this movie. Much like "Trust" this is a movie that has the possibility of helping people and can become much more then just a movie. I cannot recommend this enough, do yourself a favor and watch this movie. You will be moved to tears and be left with an absolutely satisfying feeling. Why can't more movies be this way? Overall, one of the best movies in the last 10 years, and next to "Barney's Version" the best movie of the year. I easily give it an A+.

Would I watch again? - Absolutely.

*Also try - Barney's Version & Mr. Holland's Opus


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