• Great World of Sound (2007)

Great World of Sound

Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2008

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Martin (Pat Healy) is unemployed and living with his girlfriend (Rebecca Mader). He takes a job as a "producer" with the low-budget record label Great World of Sound, run by the smooth-talking Shank (John Baker). Martin and his partner, Clarence (Kene Holiday), travel around the south auditioning singers in what is essentially a scam to bilk money from marginally gifted dreamers. Martin must confront reality when he falls for Gloria (Tricia Paoluccio), a young woman with true talent.

Cast: John Baker, Michael Harding, Pat Healy, Rebecca Mader, Tricia Paoluccio, Kene Holiday

Director: Craig Zobel

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Plum Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Offbeat, Endearing, 2000s, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    The result is a beguiling and often poignant pageant of outsider musicians, but the broken heart of this extraordinary film comes directly from Zobel's own personal experience. show more

  • 75
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    The laughs flow, but Zobel isn't content to rely solely on them. To his credit, he allows Martin and Clarence - and the film - to develop consciences. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Great World of Sound, a Sundance hit, is Zobel’s first film, a confident, sure-handed exercise focusing on the American Dream, turned nightmare. show more

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