A lot of people would say that this movie talks about a love story between two musicians, some other will say that it talks about believing in our own dreams; we don’t necessarily agree.
We would like to think that this movie is about a very important role, the one of music producer.
Mark Buffalo is interpreting this role at the perfection, showing us the best characteristics that this role must have: passion, creativity, ability to listen and innovation.
Because of him, Gretta (the protagonist of the movie) will be able to believe in her dreams and start a project, the one of recording a solo album, she wouldn’t ever have considered possible.
Music plays the main role in this movie with a soundtrack written by Gregg Alexander with Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, Rick Nowels and Nick Southwood and the participation of Adam Levine, singer of Maroon 5
Obviously many love stories are part of the movie “framed” in the beautiful and romantic city of New York, protagonist of the movie
Hailee Steinfeld as Violet Mulligan, Dan and Miriam’s daughter
James Corden as Steve, Gretta’s best friend
CeeLo Green as Troublegum, a successful rapper who was discovered by Dan
Mos Def as Saul, Dan’s long-time business partner
Keira Knightley as Gretta James, a songwriter
Mark Ruffalo as Dan Mulligan, a music producer
Adam Levine as Dave Kohl, Gretta’s ex-boyfriend and a successful musician
Catherine Keener as Miriam Hart, Dan’s estranged wife