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      Flora and Son

      R Released Sep 22, 2023 1h 34m Musical Comedy Drama Music Romance TRAILER for Flora and Son: Trailer 1 List Flora and Son: Trailer 1 Flora and Son: Trailer 1 2:25 View more videos
      93% Tomatometer 156 Reviews 84% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with a beat-up acoustic guitar. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. From the musical mind of John Carney, "Flora and Son" explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony. Read More Read Less Watch on Apple TV+ Stream Now

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      Another music-fueled crowd-pleaser from writer-director John Carney, Flora and Son proves almost impossible to resist.

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      Craig Mathieson The Age (Australia) As made clear by Once, music has an inspirational and transformative strength in the movies of Irish filmmaker John Carney. His latest Dublin-set feature is almost as satisfying as his 2007 hit. Oct 5, 2023 Full Review Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) A very messy movie. I shouldn't like it as much as I do, but I do. Oct 4, 2023 Full Review G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle Resistance to this emotional, melancholic gem is futile. Rated: 3/4 Sep 29, 2023 Full Review Fletcher Powell KMUW - Wichita Public Radio It makes all the difference that Carney truly believes what he’s telling us. Feb 8, 2024 Full Review Ana Yorke PopMatters More than anything, it is this combination of realistic and romantic storytelling that will win you over. Jan 3, 2024 Full Review Dan Buffa Ramble On With Buffa (Substack) The music isn’t as catchy, but it doesn’t need to be. The movie works and succeeds on its lead star’s stamina, and should settle in after viewing. There’s a part of me that was left wanting more. Dec 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Theodore C Absolutely loved. John Carney can do no wrong and knocked it out of the park once more Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Patrick D 3.75. Carney excels at sweet mostly-feel-good comedies with music at the center. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Rob H Brilliant movie. Very enjoyable watch. Super acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Terry H Good character driven movie. A feel-good movie that is worth the watch. Eve Hewson was excellent in the lead role. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Kevin L Another very enjoyable movie by John Carney. More gritty than others (and more than I like) but it really works. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Joel H Flora and Son is pretty rough around the edges, with the persistent harsh language and initially unpleasant characters, but there's a warm heart at the center of this movie. It's a story about the healing power of music and how it can bring people together. I was particularly impressed with Eve Hewson, who gives a performance that is quite off-putting at first, but eventually wins you over. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is likeable, as per usual. While I don't think the songs are as catchy as the ones from Sing Street, I do think John Carney has created another impressive non-musical musical movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with a beat-up acoustic guitar. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. From the musical mind of John Carney, "Flora and Son" explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony.
      Director
      John Carney
      Producer
      Anthony Bregman, John Carney, Peter Cron, Rebecca O'Flanagan, Robert Walpole
      Screenwriter
      John Carney
      Distributor
      Apple Original Films
      Production Co
      Treasure Entertainment, Fís Éireann/Screen, Distressed Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Fifth Season, Likely Story
      Rating
      R (Brief Drug Use|Sexual References|Language Throughout)
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 22, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 29, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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