What You Need To Know - August 28, 2020

The High Note - What You Need To Know
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The High Note - What You Need To Know

Originally destined for cinemas this summer, but scuppered by the pandemic, new comedy The High Note arrives on DVD on Monday (August 31st) and here is everything you need to know about it...


Who’s in it?

Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross lead the way here, with Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zoë Chao, June Diane Raphael, Diplo, Eddie Izzard, Ice Cube and Bill Pullman are in supporting roles.


And who’s directing?

Nisha Ganatra, who won a Golden Globe for her work on Transparent, and directed 2019’s Late Night, is behind the camera. She works from a script from Flora Greeson, who makes her debut with this film. 


What’s the plot?

The film follows Ross's Grace Davis, a superstar who still enjoys a successful touring career, in spite of the fact that she has not released new material for a decade. 

Johnson plays Maggie, the singer's overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. 

Davis is being pressured by her management and record label to accept a lucrative Las Vegas residency rather than focus on new material, and, is appalled when she discovers that a popular music producer has remixed one of her songs to modernise it with excessive synths and pop elements.

Encouraged by Maggie, the pair begin to work on new material, but it is a journey that brings unintended consequences for both of them...


Does it deliver? 

This is an uplifting, timely and warm comedy, perfect Friday night movie territory. 


The High Note is released into hmv stores on Monday (August 31st) and can be pre-ordered here from hmv's online store. 

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