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Not Fade Away (2012) Movie Information

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A group of friends looking to escape their suburban New Jersey live in the 1960s decide to form a rock band in hopes of making the big time. -- Chris Kavan

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This film is like a fictional version of a musical biopic. It accomplishes the look, feel and overall tone of it's time period, as well as it's characters. It's got the 60's rock spirit, but the drama falters. I was only ever interested in the main character. His struggles seemed convincing. Some musicians may find certain moments relatable. The way in which the story develops makes me think of a television series. Maybe this would've been made better as a mini-series, with more time to stretch out all of the characters and make the overall goal satisfy.

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Not Fade Away (2012) Itís 1964, and America is being invaded by musical groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Douglas (John Magaro) and his friends are about to graduate from high school and decide to form a rock band with dreams of a record contract and playing to sold out venues. Soon the boys find out that carrying out their dreams isnít as easy as they thought, as they end up having to play birthday parties and frat keggers just to get gigs. The best part of this film is the music, which does a superb job of giving the audience a sense of the monumental and groundbreaking music of the mid-1960s. Magaro, as Douglas, gives a satisfying performance as an initially shy young man. When he's given the center stage, he grabs it with gusto and is willing to take the lead singer posi...

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