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The Music Never Stopped

The Music Never StoppedThe movie's a 1986-set drama (The Music Never Stopped) based on an Oliver Sacks case study — but unlike Awakenings, this one is sketchy and...The Music Never StoppedDramaPT105MPGThe movie's a 1986-set drama (The Music Never Stopped) based on an Oliver Sacks case study — but unlike Awakenings, this one is sketchy and...2011-03-17Mia MaestroJulia OrmondLou Taylor PucciCara SeymourMia Maestro, Julia Ormond, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara SeymourRoadside Attractions
Julia Ormond, Lou Taylor Pucci, ... | MUSIC THERAPY Lou Taylor Pucci and Julia Ormond in The Music Never Stopped

MUSIC THERAPY Lou Taylor Pucci and Julia Ormond in The Music Never Stopped

The Music Never Stopped

Genre: Drama; Starring: J.K. Simmons, Mia Maestro, Julia Ormond, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara Seymour; Director: Jim Kohlberg; Author: Gwyn Lurie, Gary Marks, Oliver Sacks; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Roadside Attractions

The movie’s a 1986-set drama (The Music Never Stopped) based on an Oliver Sacks case study — but unlike Awakenings, this one is sketchy and heavy on the treacle. Adapted from Sacks’ ”The Last Hippie,” it centers on Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci), who is left ? by a brain operation with no memory beyond 1969. He’s virtually catatonic, but when he hears the Beatles or the Grateful Dead, he comes alive. Pucci lays on the wide-eyed flower-child rapture way too thick, but J.K. Simmons is touching as the straitlaced dad who embraces the ’60s music he once despised. C+

Originally posted March 17 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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