Hear My Song

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"There's definitely magic in the air"
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.9  (1,916)

Hear My Song is a 1991 musical comedy-drama that follows the journey of Irish tenor, Josef Locke (played by Dunbar), who flees to England to escape a hefty tax bill after receiving illegal payments for performing in South Africa. He is aided in his escape by his manager, Micky O'Neill (played by Flanagan). O'Neill promises to help him get to America, where he hopes to make his comeback, but he also has an ulterior motive: to find his long-lost father.

Things don't go as planned when Locke arrives in England, where he is greeted by a gaggle of eccentric characters, including the sly promotor Nick (played by Ned Beatty), who has an intense fascination with Locke and wants him to perform in his club. Despite his initial reluctance, Locke eventually agrees to perform, but his concert is marred by various mishaps.

To add to his troubles, O'Neill's ex-girlfriend, Nancy (played by Shirley Anne Field), shows up and tries to win him back. O'Neill is torn between his loyalty to Locke and his feelings for Nancy, and the situation becomes even more complicated when Locke decides to leave England and head to America to make his comeback.

The movie takes some interesting turns as the characters travel to Ireland to prepare Locke for his comeback. Along the way, they meet other colorful characters, such as a group of fishermen who are convinced they have found the Loch Ness Monster.

Hear My Song is a charming movie that has a lot of heart. It's a classic underdog story, with Locke trying to overcome his obstacles and make a successful comeback. The movie is interspersed with musical numbers, which are well-choreographed and enjoyable. It boasts some beautiful scenery, including the sweeping landscapes of Ireland, which serve as a backdrop for some of the film's more poignant moments.

The performances are uniformly excellent. Dunbar gives a standout performance as Locke. He captures the tenor's charismatic presence, but also adds depth to the character, making him more than just a one-dimensional superstar. Flanagan is equally impressive as O'Neill, playing the role with just the right amount of quirkiness and charm. Beatty is excellent as the slightly sinister Nick, and Field brings a touch of glamour to the film as Nancy.

The pacing of the movie is a little slow at times, and some of the characters are a bit eccentric and over-the-top, but overall, it's an entertaining film that will leave you feeling uplifted. It's a heartwarming story about friendship, loyalty, and the power of music to heal old wounds. Even though the film is over thirty years old, it still manages to capture the viewer's attention with its excellent screenplay and performance.

In conclusion, Hear My Song is a charming musical comedy-drama that will appeal to anyone who loves classic underdog stories. It boasts great performances, enjoyable musical numbers, and beautiful scenery. It won't disappoint those who enjoy a good story that is both heartwarming and uplifting.

Hear My Song is a 1991 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    6.9  (1,916)