Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud Information

Hearts Beat Loud is a 2018 American comedy-drama music film directed by Brett Haley, from a screenplay by Haley and Marc Basch. It stars Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette, and follows a Brooklyn record store owner who tries to convince his daughter to start a band with him after a song they recorded goes viral.

It had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2018 and was released in the United States on June 8, 2018, by Gunpowder & Sky.


Frank Fisher, a former musician who lost his wife in a biking accident, owns a failing vinyl shop in Brooklyn, New York. His daughter, Sam is slated to leave for the West Coast to study medicine at the end of the summer. Despite Sam"?s desire to study and spend time with her girlfriend, Rose, Frank incessantly urges her to play music with him. During a jam session, Sam reveals she wrote a song titled "Hearts Beat Loud"?. They spend the night recording and mixing the entire song. Frank uploads the song to Spotify without Sam"?s permission and it becomes a viral success. Frank tries to convince Sam to start a music duo, but the latter is reluctant, defiant on becoming a doctor. Regardless, Frank takes up an off-beat band name titled "We"?re Not A Band"? from Sam"?s refusals. Sam secretly writes a song about her relationship with Rose, while Frank writes one about his closing business. In the meantime, Frank"?s landlady and loyal customer, Leslie offers a proposition to save his vinyl shop by remodeling it to include a caf to potentially lure more customers, to which Frank is stubbornly hesitant.

A talent agent approaches Frank and offers We"?re Not A Band a record deal. Frank is ecstatic by the opportunity, but Sam turns it down. When Frank brings up her deceased mother"?s possible approving view on the opportunity, Sam angrily walks out on him. Despondent, Frank bitterly rejects Leslie"?s offer to help the shop. On the shop"?s final day of business, Frank initiates an "everything must go"? sale and apologizes to Leslie through a voicemail. He is visited by Sam, who with a change of heart convinces Frank to play live music with her as the customers browse the shop. The duo plays "Hearts Beat Loud"? and their individually written songs, pleasing the onlooking, ever-growing customers, including Leslie and Rose. Afterward, Sam moves to the West Coast to begin her studies, while Frank accepts a job at a bar owned by his best friend, Dave. At school, Sam sings "Hearts Beat Loud"? solo during an open mic event.


  • Nick Offerman as Frank Fisher, Sam"?s father, Marianne"?s son and Dave"?s best friend
  • Kiersey Clemons as Sam Fisher, Frank"?s daughter, Marianne"?s granddaughter and Rose"?s girlfriend
  • Toni Collette as Leslie, Frank"?s landlady
  • Sasha Lane as Rose, Sam"?s girlfriend
  • Ted Danson as Dave, Frank"?s best friend
  • Blythe Danner as Marianne Fisher, Frank"?s mother and Sam"?s grandmother


In July 2017, Kiersey Clemons joined the cast of the film, with Brett Haley directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marc Basch. Houston King, Sam Bisbee, and Sam Slater produced the film, under their Burn Later Productions, Houston King Productions and Park Pictures banners respectively. That same month, Nick Offerman, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Ted Danson and Blythe Danner joined the cast of the film. Keegan DeWitt composed the film's score and all of the original songs, including the title track "Hearts Beat Loud".


Principal photography began in August 2017.


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2018. Prior to, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Gunpowder & Sky acquired international and U.S. distribution rights to the film, respectively. It was released on June 8, 2018.

Critical reception

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 102 reviews, and an average rating of 7.2/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Thoroughly sweet, comfortably familiar, and elevated by the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud offers feel-good father-daughter drama." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

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