The High Note – Movie Review
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Flora Greeson (Screenplay)
- Dakota Johnson (Peanut Butter Falcon)
- Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
- Kelvin Harrison Jr (It Comes at Night)
- Bill Pullman (Independence Day)
- Ice Cube (21 Jump Street)
Plot: A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.
Runtime: 1 Hour 53 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The High Note starts when personal assistant Maggie (Johnson) finds herself in a world working under superstar singer Grace Davis (Ross). Grace has always pleased her fans on tour with her manager Jack Robertson (Cube) has plans for the next stage of her life.
When Maggie pushes to help Grace, she is forced to find her own talent of her own. Maggie discovers David Cliff (Harrison Jr) whom she believes could become the next big star.
Verdict on The High Note
The High Note is a romantic musical drama following the life of an assistant to a superstar who dreams of being more in the industry. She does try to make more of herself while finding a young musician as she learns what the music business is really like.
This does explore life choices and needs to make sure you do the best thing for yourself and not let people take advantage of you. The music side of everything shows that talent can come from anywhere and people will help you break into the industry if you listen to their ideas.
In the performances, everything is strong enough for the film, with great singing performances from Kelvin Harrison Jr and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Final Thoughts – The High Note is a slow-moving drama about the music industry.