The Greatest Hits (2024)
April 12, 2024 12:13 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Harriet (Lucy Boynton) discovers certain songs can transport her back in time. While she relives the past through romantic memories with her former boyfriend (David Corenswet), her time travelling interferes with a burgeoning new love interest (Justin H. Min) in the present.

Also starring Austin Crute, Retta, Andie Ju, Jackson Kelly.

Written and directed by Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Black Widow). Produced by Michael London, Shannon Gaulding, Stephanie Davis, Cassandra Kulukundis, Ned Benson for Groundswell/Flying Point/Searchlight. Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung (Last Night in Soho). Edited by Saira Haider. Music by Ryan Lott (of the band Son Lux).

47% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now streaming in the US as a Hulu original. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a pleasant romantic melodrama. If "melodrama" is a disqualifier for you, (and it really seems to be for like 55%+ of people) this will not change your mind. But we liked it. If you're the kind of person who can watch the better parts of Grey's Anatomy or will defend the occasional romcom, this may work for you.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:27 PM on April 12 [1 favorite]

Now I wish my first comment wasn't just batting away people who hate the entire idea of melodrama. It was probably necessary, given that this has elements of sci-fi and indie drama, and the folks drawn to this by that might be turned off by the genre it settles into. But this is clever and fresh within that genre. Boynton, Corenswet, and Min are very charming. Crute's thankless gay BFF role is made a bit more interesting by combining it with the insufferable music know-it-all archetype. Plus, they're great, so that papers over a lot. The song choices are mostly pretty enjoyable, too.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:11 PM on April 13

I enjoyed it but it was about what I expected. That's not a bad thing. It worked on the level it aimed for. Min is amazing and he needs to be a movie star (he already is -- people just haven't realized it yet).

The music choices are good and I think that's partially why this works as well as it does. It's not all the exact same songs that are in every other movie. They feel more personal to these characters.
posted by edencosmic at 7:16 AM on April 14

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