Parents' Guide to

The Music Never Stopped

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Music brings family back together in moving drama.

Movie PG 2011 105 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

An involving, if sentimental and predictable family drama is elevated by J.K. Simmons' sympathetic lead performance.
age 14+

Absolutely loved it. Can't stop thinking about it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Solid performances and the driving music of iconic '60s artists help this earnest film overcome a clearly modest budget and some cliche-ridden situations. It's based on a true story from an essay by Oliver Sacks, the renowned neurologist responsible for the events portrayed in Awakenings, another film about breakthroughs in the world of brain disease and injury. It's not perfect, but THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS is a heartfelt and admirable drama.

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