Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.”
Ok, this “Storyline” only scratches the surface of what it’s really about. So, let me start with this…. It’s hilarious! It is also inappropriate for younger viewers as it is rated “R”. And by younger viewers I mean 20 and under. Contains language, drug use, nudity (covered up by suds but still made my jaw drop). A little atypical but incredibly well cast, in my opinion. Now you want to see it, don’t you? I know.
Danny Collins is an overworked, run down, cult classic musician coming face to to face with that midlife crisis and “If only” situations. After his manager finds a response letter handwritten by John Lennon written to Danny Collins after an interview Jonny did as a youngster with the simple thought of “What do you think about that?” Danny takes a journey to self recovery and discovery while he tries to forge the relationship he never had with his son and uncovers a few surprises along the way.
I loved the relationship Danny has with the hotel manager. Canny and well played by both actors and it is a relationship you want to see succeed. I won’t spoil it so you will have to go see it. The relationship with his son and son’s family is touching. Twist of funny with a little bit of tears makes for any good family gathering, right.
This is one of those movies you will find yourself laughing at things that you should while you look around to see if anyone recognizes you but also a sentiment and family bond that is sweet and believable. Go see it! You will be glad you did.
MomStart mom recommended: Absolutely, for date night or night out with friends!