JoBlo’s Chris Bumbray had a chance to watch Flora and son – director John Carney’s latest music-themed film (Once, Begin againand Sing Street) – at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and the result was a 9/10 review that you can read at THIS LINK. A wider audience will have the opportunity to see it Flora and son when Apple TV+ is turned on September 29uh, and with this date just a month away a trailer for the film has hit the internet. You can check it out in the embed above.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight: The Return) and Eve Hewson (Bad Sisters), who happens to be the daughter of U2’s Bono, Flora and son also written by Carney and focuses on Single mom Flora (Hewson), who is at a loss as to what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max. Encouraged by the police to find Max as a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with an acoustic guitar. With the help of a shabby Los Angeles musician, Jeff (Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music.
Max is played by Orén Kinlan (Sun light). Jack Raynor (The Regional) is also in the cast, along with Amy Huberman (Three), Keith McErlean (Relatives), Aislín McGuckin (Foreign), Margaret Murphy (A night in Dublin), Marcella Plunkett (The Bachelor weekend), Paul Reid (The Ritual), Kelly Thornton (Life is a breeze), Sophie Vavasseur (Bring it on: Global #Cheersmack), and Don Wycherley (I kill Giants).
Carney produced the film with Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron, Rebecca O’Flanagan and Robert Walpole. Alison Cohen, Cathleen Dore and Milan Popelka are executive producers.
Bumbray said, “One really has to give Carney a lot of credit, as he usually sticks to one genre (the music-based rom/comedy), but he does it brilliantly. No one makes movies like him, and every movie feels like a gift to him. Flora and son is no exception.“
I haven’t been to see Begin again still, but I really liked it Once and Sing Streetso I’m definitely interested in seeing both Begin again and Flora and son.
What did you think of the trailer? Flora and son? Will you watch this movie and have you seen other John Carney movies? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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