PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.
Most of the homeless people shown in the film, are actually homeless.
Buen dia, muchachos.
Steve Lopez: "Points West" by Steve Lopez. A construction worker in Griffith Park heard the
Steve Lopez: Hey!
Steve Lopez: He saw a cyclist cartwheel off his bike and slam face-first into the unforgiving asphalt of Riverside Drive.
Juilliard dance is not a ballet school. Reference was made to ballerinas and you see them in tutus and make up when he is living in NYC and attending Juilliard. Although they do have ballet classes, it is a contemporary dance focus. They do not do ballets.
At the end of the credits, the music concludes with the sound of a cassette tape grinding to a stop, referencing Lopez's omnipresent recorder.
CAD 478,511 (Canada) (26 April 2009)
$31,670,931 (USA) (5 July 2009)
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