Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.
Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
This is a refreshing movie in that it’s different from the usual cheesy predictable romantic comedies, with kind of an indie film vibe.
It’s a good watch or maybe I should say a good listen, because you’ll find yourself falling in love with the soundtrack, and not only because of Adam Levine’s vocals, but surprisingly, Keira’s too. I never knew that girl could sing!
The songs are easy on the ears with lyrics that can evoke emotion; anyone who has found himself down on luck will find them and the movie relatable.
So if you love non typical indie film type movies or great soundtracks or Adam Levine, go watch it. It’s good for the soul.
Ratings: IMDB 7.8, Rotten Tomatoes 80%
And you have broken every promise that we made
And I have loved you anyway
Cause you have taken all the wind out from my sails
And I loved you just the same
And you have broken every single f***ing rule
And I have loved you like a fool