Lullaby: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
Lullaby: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Garrett Hedlund at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego

“Lullaby” is a drama film written and directed by Andrew Levitas. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 13, 2014. The cast members include: Amy Adams, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Jennifer Hudson, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Barden and Anne Archer. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Lullaby” synopsis and review.

“Lullaby” Synopsis:

The drama film was about an old man’s wish to take off his life support after surviving cancer for 12 years and his estranged musician son, Jonathan (Garrett Hedlund), who travelled to New York to bid him goodbye.

While in a plane headed to New York, Jonathan smoked a cigarette in the lavatory. The flight attendants threatened him that he could get arrested for doing so.  He would visit his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins), who was asking his doctor (Terrence Howard) to take him off of his life support. However, Karen (Jessica Brown-Findlay) intervened against her father’s wish by filing an injunction to stop Robert from pushing through with his plan.

In addition, Robert gave his fortune away, leaving a small amount to his wife (Anne Archer). The kids questioned their father’s action, and he answered that he had raised spoiled brats.

On a lighter note, Jonathan looked for his long lost love (Amy Adams) and befriended a 17-year-old patient (Jessica Barden) and took her to a faux prom date.

“Lullaby” Review:

As of this writing, the critics in Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a 32%, while 74% of moviegoers would like to watch it.

Betsy Sharkey of Los Angeles Times pointed out that the problem in this movie was how the filmmaker makes the point.

“With the ever-expanding number of adults able to stay alive longer because of medical advancements, quality-of-life issues are top of mind for many folks. It’s the way the filmmaker makes the point that is the problem,” wrote Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times feature.

Meanwhile, New York Daily News’ Graham Fuller mentioned in his review how the film failed to maximize Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard because they were given small parts, as well as Amy Adams.

There you have it for the “Lullaby” synopsis and review. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

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