The Independents

 (50)6.81 h 37 min202016+
A chance meeting between three struggling singer-songwriters rekindles their fading dreams of making it in the music business. Starring (and inspired by) real-life band, The Sweet Remains.
Greg Naughton
Rich PriceGreg NaughtonBrian Chartrand
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Richard KindGeorge WendtChris SullivanJames NaughtonKelli O'Hara
Dorottya MatheJonathan BurkhartGreg Naughton
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J. BriggsReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Indie Film with Superb Music
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A feast for the ears! The gorgeous music weaves in and out of the dialog in this ode to the other 99% of performing artists who are immensely talented but for whatever reason, never were in the right place at the right time to reach stardom. Great cast, great music, some laughs, and the cameo by George Wendt is priceless!
3 people found this helpful
DarkIrishReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Great harmonies, boring movie.
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Enjoyed the harmonies and had an interesting premise but the movie did not hold up, boring.
G. BennettReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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If you're a musician you'll dig this one.
Mary W.Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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Absolutely loved this movie!
JamieReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
So good!
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Loved this movie
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice light movie.
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This was a great movie, absolutely love their music.
E. R. LovettReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Drama with Heart, Soul, and 3-Part Harmony
Folk-Rock trio face all the obstacles in the way of their pure pursuit of the joy of music. Balancing it with duty to partners, parents, career.. Based on the three stars' actual band, The Sweet Remains. Feels very lived and authentic.
Good production quality, and the songs are and sound terrific.
If you liked "Once," you'll like.
There are precious few good movies about musicians and music. This one gets it right.
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