Written December 26, 2014
The movie opens with a depiction of Jagger meeting Richards. It is charming and engaging. That is the last good moment of the movie. Just horrible. all the way around. It was like David Chase's diary was put to film, day by day. It had no start, middle or end. Without the monumental achievement of The Sopranos behind him, this dog of a script never gets made.
Written October 10, 2015
This is a funny, poignant story of a young man growing up in the 1960s who wants his rock group to be the next Rolling Stones. We see his awkward attempts to find love, the jealousy he inspires in another band member, the gaping generation gap with his Italian-American parents and finally his realization that achieving stardom ain't that easy. The soundtrack is a tutorial on '60s music and James Galdofini gives a great turn as the tough-love father. It's a very enjoyable movie.
Written January 25, 2015
The Sopranos and what's this? Audience murder. Death by boredom. Chase must either be senile or high all the time now, since this confusing mess of a movie is just sad, and what's it really about? .....I'd say loving Ludlowe just got a whole lot easier didn't it SJ? Pass on this one unless you're having trouble sleeping. This movie will knock you unconscious faster than anesthesia.
Written March 31, 2015
Beautifully Written. Pacing is great. Puts you right there with the hopes and dreams.
Written December 28, 2014
Many people have said that if you hated the way David Chase ended the Sopranos, you'll hate the ending to this film. Well, I have not seen the Sopranos, but I did think the ending was interesting. In fact, the whole film is interesting. Sure their were many points in the film that I thought were dumb but for the most part, I think it's a refreshing film that can't be placed in only one genre.