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My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2010 (France)
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Olivier Dahan

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Olivier Dahan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Jane
Forest Whitaker ... Joey
Madeline Zima ... Billie
Nick Nolte ... Caldwell
Chandler Frantz Chandler Frantz ... Devon
Elias Koteas ... Dean
Annie Parisse ... Nora
Julia Lashae ... Suzie
Bill Ladd Bill Ladd ... Ben
Tim Parati ... Chris
Del Pentecost Del Pentecost ... Dale
Don Sparks ... Iceman Jim
Joe Forbrich ... Allan
John Henry Cox ... Boss
Richmond Hoxie ... Jeff Noffray
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Jane (Renée Zellweger) is a woman who is hiding from life after an accident leaves her wheelchair-bound. Joey (Forest Whitaker) is her friend who speaks to ghosts and angels no one else can see or hear. When he reads in the newspaper that his favorite author will be speaking in New Orleans, Louisiana, he convinces Jane to go with him. Along the way, they meet up with Billie (Madeline Zima), a young woman in search of her missing husband. The travellers have many obstacles in their path. They meet many different "angels" and "devils" along the way. Will they make it in time for the most important gig of Jane's life? Written by joules

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some language and brief drug and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Slow, self indulgent and confusing
9 September 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a wheelchair bound singer and a man with psychiatric problems who embark on a road trip to escape from their broken dreams in their hometown.

The initial twenty minutes are alright, portraying the love hate relationship between the two leads. However, once the angels and the fantasy elements set in, the film becomes chaos. What are those pastel birds doing on the streets? What about those images of angels in the sky? Instead of being innovative, it appears self indulgent and confusing. The pacing is so slow, with too many scenes that are made to look artistic but are so boring. The prime example is the scene when they sit under a tree lit in red. The scene is beautiful to look at but quite a torture to sit through.

The ending has the potential to be very emotional. However, it just does not have that effect. The ending has a heartfelt song, but there is inadequate closure. It is not uplifting or touching enough either. "My Own Love Song" could have been emotional and engaging, but it is a greatly misfired attempt.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Canção de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,849
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1.85 : 1
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