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      The Independents

      Released Feb 26, 2021 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for The Independents: Trailer 1 List
      100% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 97% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score THE INDEPENDENTS is a musical comedy/drama about three solo-artists who collide at the same crossroads and discover harmony. Thus is born "RGB" (at least until they come up with a better band name) and what follows is their roller-coaster-ride journey across America for a one last shot at musical glory. Read More Read Less

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      Linda M This movie was a delight to watch from start to finish. It was funny yet relatable in a deep way. Talented acting and most of all, wonderful music! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Audience Member Much like any modern movie about music they make it seem like song writing or being a musician is all about ambition. The fact is, there's very little money and HUGE amounts of work to be a musician. Nobody can just sit down and harmonize / write songs like in this movie. That said, I enjoyed the story and it was neat to find out that they are actually a real band. I just hate the message that it's ok to abandon a life you've worked really hard for, spent lots of money preparing for, just to go play a show in California. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A delightful, unpretentious gem of a movie. Refreshes your soul and the soundtrack is great to boot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member If you are up for a great story with foot tapping music, strong lyrics, guitar and keyboard play, refreshing genuine acting, plenty of laughs and a few tugs on your heartstrings, then this is for you! We loved it and will soon be watching it again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Great music and a finely tuned story of friendship, in equal parts funny and moving and so real it pops off the screen. Good acting, too, by these great musicians. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member When I think about films about music groups, I think OK, concert film. If I like the band, I'll probably like the movie. The Independents is definitely not a concert movie. Think more about a coming of age film, from three different perspectives: each protagonist is struggling to come to terms with what they perceive to be "normal" life in direct opposition to what they each want to do, need to do. More even than need or want, each of them is compelled to make art through music. They are strangers, each struggling individually, and they way they meet is, I really almost hate to say it, cosmic. There is literally no other way to describe it. Once they do meet, the struggles continue, in funny ways, sad ways, horrible ways - but they manage to muddle through. The music they make is extraordinary, very reminiscent of CSN from another time. The harmonies are beautiful, the musicianship incredible, and together they make music that is at least as good if not better than what they produce individually (though individually ain't bad neither!) Their acting is superb. The supporting cast has some high-powered Hollywood types. The production values are excellent. I recommend this film most fervently. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times "The Independents" is a wisp of a movie, generally likable but largely insubstantial. But when Price, Naughton and Chartrand start to play? The film becomes a warm and welcoming celebration of music for music's sake. Feb 27, 2021 Full Review Stephen Farber Hollywood Reporter The songs are smoothly integrated into the story, but the film's main virtue is the warmth it shows toward the three main characters and their sometimes desperate dreams. Feb 9, 2018 Full Review Julia Swift My Champlain Valley The uplifting movie we all need right now. Let yourself be carried away by the music that will make you get up off your couch with a smile, ready to believe in the goodness of people again. Just don't look too closely at the craft elements. Rated: 6 Mar 29, 2021 Full Review Bobby LePire Film Threat While the full-blown comedic moments do not work, The Independents is an engaging movie with a strong cast and absolutely amazing songs. Rated: 7.5/10 Mar 8, 2021 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills The Independents is pleasant and innocuous, making fun of overnight-success conventions while at the same time not straying very far from them. Mar 5, 2021 Full Review Aaron Neuwirth We Live Entertainment There's something quite honest about it all, which blends well with the movie's hangout vibe. Rated: 6/10 Feb 26, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis THE INDEPENDENTS is a musical comedy/drama about three solo-artists who collide at the same crossroads and discover harmony. Thus is born "RGB" (at least until they come up with a better band name) and what follows is their roller-coaster-ride journey across America for a one last shot at musical glory.
      Director
      Greg Naughton
      Screenwriter
      Greg Naughton
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 26, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 9, 2021
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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