Here is the premise: Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
I was rally hyped to see SONG TO SONG, it blended my three favorite things; movies, music, and Austin, but it never really went anywhere. I loved the story, I loved the music, but the storytelling lacked a lot. One big problem is that there is not a lot of actual dialog in the film, it is mostly over-dubbed voices. My other issue I had was the tone of the speaking for all the voiceovers were flat, monotone, and boring; almost lulling the audience to sleep. It was a bit disjointed, and the editing was horrible; sometimes very hard to follow and even harder to watch at times because of the editing.
I really feel what ruined SONG TO SONG is the choice of storytelling, it felt like a film student’s project. Another case of a great story squashed by someone trying to be more artistic than they needed to be; this is a great story and it should have just been told in a normal fashion.