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Hard Luck Love Song (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Well-acted but fatally self-indulgent, Hard Luck Love Song is ultimately less cinematic than the Todd Snider song that inspired it.

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Hard Luck Love Song is writer/director Justin Corsbie's feature debut. The story follows Jesse (Michael Dorman), a charismatic but down on his luck troubadour who finds himself at an existential crossroads as bad choices catch up with him during an unexpected reunion with Carla (Sophia Bush), an old flame. The script is based on the song "Just Like Old Times" by acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter Todd Snider. The talented ensemble cast also features RZA, Dermot Mulroney, Brian Sacca, Melora Walters, and Academy Award nominated Eric Roberts. At its core, the film is a modern day love story wrapped in a gritty, compelling character study.

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Critic Reviews for Hard Luck Love Song

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8)

"Hard Luck Love Song" is the kind of movie that would sit right next to someone at the world's saddest dive bar even if the place was full of nothing but empty seats.

October 19, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Justin Corsbie's self-indulgent indie is not worth the effort of making a disparaging pun based on its title.

October 15, 2021 | Full Review…
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Michael Dorman does great work as a small-town hustler pursued by gangsters.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hard Luck Love Song's ultimate turn is a twist too far, and perhaps to a fault the film's most memorable moment.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"Hard Luck Love Song" is a happy but gritty marriage of material, filmmaker and star. Much is asked of Dorman, and he delivers all.

October 14, 2021 | Full Review…

The twists are violent and silly and have little relation to the gritty realities of Snider's world.

October 14, 2021 | Full Review…

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