Neon Days

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  • NR
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.6  (124)

Neon Days is a 2019 drama film directed by Sheldon Maddux that explores the effects of fame and its impact on the lives of those closest to celebrities. The film follows the story of a washed-up country musician named Jake (Glenn Morshower) who is struggling to make ends meet and is forced to do small-time gigs at bars and restaurants to stay afloat.

Jake is a talented musician who used to be a big name in the industry, but when his wife passed away, he lost all motivation to continue his career. His son, Nick (Major Dodge), is a rebellious teenager who wants to make a name for himself as a musician and often clashes with his father.

The story takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, which is known for being the hub of country music. Jake and Nick are living together in a small, run-down house in the outskirts of the city. Jake spends his days going to local bars and restaurants, hoping to land a gig that will pay enough to keep the lights on. However, he is often overlooked in favour of younger, more popular musicians.

One day, Nick meets a young and talented musician named Emma (Eric Hanson) who offers him a chance to play with her band at one of the most popular venues in Nashville. Nick jumps at the opportunity and convinces Jake to come along as well.

Once they arrive at the venue, Jake is immediately struck by the bright neon lights and the roaring crowd. He feels a sense of nostalgia as memories of his glory days flood back to him. Emma's performance is a huge success, and she quickly gains a following. Jake sees something in her that reminds him of himself, and he offers to be her mentor.

As Jake and Emma spend more time together, they develop a close bond. Jake starts to see his career in a new light, and he becomes determined to make a comeback. He starts working on new music and booking gigs at larger venues. Nick is shocked to see his father's newfound determination and is inspired to work harder on his own music as well.

However, their newfound success comes at a cost. As Jake's popularity rises, he finds himself becoming more and more distant from Nick. Nick feels like he's losing his father all over again, and he struggles with trying to make a name for himself while also maintaining their relationship.

Neon Days is a heartfelt and poignant film that explores the complexities of fame and its impact on family dynamics. Maddux's direction is subtle yet effective, and the performances by Morshower, Dodge, and Hanson are all excellent. The film's themes of loss, redemption, and family are all explored in a nuanced and authentic way, making it a must-see for fans of dramas.

Neon Days is a 2020 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (124)