"The High Note" is a 2020 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
The starring cast includes Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bill Pullman, Ice Cube, Eddie Izzard, June Diane Raphael, Jonathan Freeman, Zoë Chao, Eugene Cordero and others.
Focus Features on Friday, February 28, 2020 released the trailer:
THE HIGH NOTE - Official Trailer .
Maggie Sherwoode (Dakota Johnson) is the longtime personal assistant to legendary R&B singer Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross) who still has a successful touring career despite not releasing new material for a decade. Maggie is also an aspiring music producer, remixing Grace's songs in her free time. Grace's manager, Jack Robertson (Ice Cube), believes that her time has passed and she should accept a Las Vegas residency and continue releasing live albums rather than record new material.
At a grocery store, Maggie meets aspiring musician David Cliff (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and watches him perform outdoors. He invites her to a party at his place, where to her surprise she learns that despite slumming it as a musician he is quite wealthy. Impressed by his voice, she lies about being a professional producer and offers to work with him on an album. He accepts and the two begin work together with Maggie coaching him through his nerves.
Grace is displeased when a popular music producer remixes one of her songs to modernize it with excessive synths and pop elements. Appalled, Maggie shows Grace her own version of the song, and Grace decides to release Maggie's version, without payment or credit. While Maggie is pleased to be producing for Grace, Jack pulls her aside to reveal how her tactlessness ruined potential future deals. Grace later expresses her interest in recording a new album to her record label. They discourage the idea and push her towards the Vegas residency to Grace's embarrassment. Maggie encourages Grace to disregard the label and create new material but Grace lectures her on how women of her age and race rarely succeed in music.
Here is the full cast and characters of The High Note.
The film The High Note was scheduled to be released on May 8, 2020 (United States, Turkey), on May 29, 2020 (United States), on June 26, 2020 (Germany) and on July 30, 2020 (Hungary) by Focus Features, Cinemundo, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of ~$20 million, the film grossed over $2.5 million.
The film The High Note is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The High Note filming. Principal photography began in May 2019 around Los Angeles.
The High Note got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100.
More information about The High Note you can get at:
Official website: focusfeatures.com/the-high-note
IMDB: The High Note
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