Gunpowder & Sky has released the first Hearts Beat Loud trailer. The film follows Frank (Nick Offerman) and his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) as they form a band and inadvertently create a hit song the summer before she’s about to head off to college.
I caught the film at Sundance earlier this year, and in my review, I said:
Hearts Beat Loud isn’t really interested in challenging its audience as much as it’s just trying to tell a nice dramedy, which is a respectable goal. Not every movie has to rock the audience to their core or make us reconsider our place in the universe. This is a worthwhile story that’s made real by the strong performances and honest relationship about a father who doesn’t want to let go of his daughter and a daughter coming to a crossroads in her own life. Yes, we can see where the conflict is heading and it arrives right on time at the climax of the second act, but the predictability is almost soothing.
It’s a nice movie, and one that’s easy to recommend if you’re not looking for anything too difficult.
Check out the Hearts Beat Loud trailer below, and click here for Steve Weintraub’s interview from Sundance.. The film opens June 8th and also stars Toni Collette, Blythe Danner, Sasha Lane, and Ted Danson.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hearts Beat Loud:
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.