Director Brett Haley and his longtime co-writer Marc Basch make sweet music once again in “Hearts Beat Loud,” a beautifully low-key, heartfelt, small scale story of how music aids us in speaking our inner truth.
It’s a theme that’s been done hundreds of times before, but somehow this story manages to feel fresh.
While I didn’t love the film, it’s well crafted, well photographed, and well written in a clear, concise and straightforward way. But with such a compelling story, I just wish it had been so much more.
The entire project feels as if it’s raunchy solely for the sake of being raunchy, and I wanted so much more.