The Music Never Stopped 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… 2011-03-18 PG PT105M Drama J.K. Simmons Mia Maestro Julia Ormond Lou Taylor Pucci Cara Seymour Roadside Attractions
Movie Review

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG
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

Details Limited Release: Mar 18, 2011; Rated: PG; Length: 105 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: J.K. Simmons; 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 Mar 16, 2011 Published in issue #1147 Mar 25, 2011 Order article reprints
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