THE HIGH NOTE

"Aspiring Music Producer Looks to the Future"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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What You Need To Know:

THE HIGH NOTE is an average movie about an aspiring music producer, Maggie, who works as an assistant for a famous diva named Grace Davis in Los Angeles. While running errands, Maggie meets David, a small-time singer. The two decide to work together professionally with Maggie as his producer. There’s only one problem: she isn’t a producer yet. 

 

THE HIGH NOTE is reminiscent of the recent comedy LATE NIGHT or the 2006 movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA where a young woman tries to appease her employer because the employer feels insecure about aging out of their respective business. THE HIGH NOTE has a great cast but distracts, ironically, with uneven sound mixing. In some scenes, the music is too loud, and the dialogue too soft. Positively, however, there’s a pretty good twist at the end.THE HIGH NOTE has a strong Romantic worldview stressing following your dreams even when the odds don’t look promising. THE HIGH NOTE features some morality where characters patch up conflict, but it merits extreme caution for foul lots of foul language, some sexual content and a mention of heroin abuse. 

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview where characters follow their dreams with the hopes of making it big and staying in the limelight, moral elements with characters patching up conflict, mention of a bat mitzvah, and one character does yoga but only for workout purposes, not religious reasons;

Foul Language:
At least 21 obscenities (mainly “s” words but one “f” word), 24 light profanities and mention of an enema

Violence:
Doctor shows friends a photo of her performing open heart surgery which contains some blood

Sex:
Implied fornication, two dating couples kiss, mention of a sex oil

Nudity:
Upper male nudity, female cleavage shown in several costumes, women in swimsuits, woman in sports bra, woman in bra and underwear

Alcohol Use:
Social drinking in multiple scenes, one scene where a female character gets tipsy

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but mention Ambien and heroin abuse, but not depicted; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Sarcasm, lying.

More Detail:

THE HIGH NOTE is an average movie about an aspiring music producer who works as an assistant for a famous diva in Los Angeles. THE HIGH NOTE has a strong Romantic worldview stressing following your dreams even when the odds don’t look promising, with some moral elements, and also includes lots of foul language and a mention of heroin abuse. Extreme caution advised.

The movie opens with Maggie as she runs errands for her employer, a famous middle-aged singer named Grace Davis. Grace’s manager (played by Ice Cube) tries to convince her that a Vegas residency is the next step in her career. Grace and Maggie disagree. Without Grace knowing, Maggie makes a new cut of some of her songs that Grace allows Maggie to produce.

Meanwhile, Maggie runs errands for Grace at the grocery store, where she bumps into an aspiring recording artist named David, who happens to share her knack for classic rock. David invites Maggie to a party later that week. At the party, Maggie learns just how talented David is. Later, she attends one of his small-time shows.

Maggie convinces David he’s good enough to put out a record, and she’ll produce it. There’s only one hiccup: she doesn’t tell David she’s only a measly assistant.

David and Maggie continue to operate professionally under the radar and catch romantic feelings for one another along the way. At the same time, Grace hustles her way to release a new album and needs an opener for her release party, which Maggie needs to figure how to book for the event.

Can she keep living this double life?

THE HIGH NOTE is reminiscent of the recent comedy LATE NIGHT or the 2006 movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA where a young woman tries to appease her employer as the employer feels insecure about aging out of their respective business. THE HIGH NOTE has a great cast but distracts, ironically, with sound mixing. In some scenes, the music is too loud, and the dialogue is too soft. On a positive note, however, the story has a pretty good twist at the end.

THE HIGH NOTE has a strong Romantic worldview with emphasis on following your dreams even when the odds don’t look promising. THE HIGH NOTE showcases some morality where characters patch up conflict but merits extreme caution for lots of foul language, some sexual content and a mention of heroin abuse.

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