"The High Note" is a 2020 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
The starring cast includes Dakota Johnson as Maggie Sherwoode, Tracee Ellis Ross as Grace Davis, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as David Cliff, Bill Pullman as Max, Ice Cube as Jack Robertson, Eddie Izzard as Dan Deakins, June Diane Raphael as Gail, Jonathan Freeman as Martin, Zoë Chao, Eugene Cordero as Seth and others.

Here are "The High Note" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The High Note movie?

Focus Features on Friday, February 28, 2020 released the trailer for "The High Note" you can watch here:
THE HIGH NOTE - Official Trailer .

Plot summary

What is The High Note movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The High Note" movie plot summary.

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 house, 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 famous 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.


Who plays who in the The High Note movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The High Note" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Dakota Johnson  as Maggie Sherwoode
Tracee Ellis Ross  as Grace Davis
Kelvin Harrison Jr.  as David Cliff
Bill Pullman  as Max
Ice Cube  as Jack Robertson
Eddie Izzard  as Dan Deakins
June Diane Raphael  as Gail
Jonathan Freeman  as Martin
Zoe Chao  as Katie (as Zoë Chao)
Eugene Cordero  as Seth
Marc Evan Jackson  as Alec
Deniz Akdeniz  as Spencer Cliff
Diplo  as Richie Williams
Neil Lane  as Neil Lane
Melanie Griffith  as Tess Sherwoode
Parvesh Cheena  as Dry Cleaner
Bianca Lopez  as Juice Store Employee
Tiffany Elle  as Pharmacist
Danielle Barbosa  as Piñata Woman
Edras Cerrato  as Airplane Pilot
Kyndra Reevey  as Grace's Back-Up Singer #1 (as Binkie Reevey)
Jazlyn Martin  as Grace's Back-Up Singer #2
Daisha Graf  as Grace's Back-Up Singer #3
Holly Hyman  as Grace's Back-Up Singer #4
Andy Martin  as Jimmy (Horn Player)
Kenwood Anderson  as Hanky
Sonal Shah  as Sunshine
Uttera Singh  as Theresa
Aram Asatryan  as David's Bassist (James)
Liliana Vasquez  as E! News Host
David A. Garcia  as Taco Truck Guy (as David Alexander Garcia)
Lena Drake  as Taco Truck Customer
Julia Dennis  as Assistant
Ross Partridge  as Bennett
Rupak Ginn  as Ryan
Ben Lewis  as Chad
Jeffery Self  as Josh

Release date

When is The High Note movie release date?

"The High Note" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 8, 2020 (United States, Turkey), on May 29, 2020 (United States), on June 26, 2020 (Germany) and on July 30, 2020 (Hungary) distributing by Focus Features, Cinemundo, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), HBO Max and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are The High Note filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of ~$20 million, the film grossed over $2.5 million.

"The High Note" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in May 2019 around Los Angeles.


What are critics and audiences saying about The High Note movie?

"The High Note" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100.

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