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Release Date: December 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 2013

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
In 1960s New Jersey, Doug (John Magaro) drops out of college to devote his energies to the rock band he founded in high school, much to the chagrin of his father (James Gandolfini). When Gene (Jack Huston), the band's lead singer, has a mishap that temporarily knocks him out as frontman, Doug takes over. The band's new sound is a hit with the crowd, leading to Gene's ever-increasing resentment. Meanwhile, Wells (Will Brill), another bandmate, struggles with the group's reach for fame.

Cast: John Magaro, James Gandolfini, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Dominique McElligott, Molly Price, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Director: David Chase

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gran Via, Chase Films

Distributors: Paramount Vantage

Keywords: 1960s, Friend, Girlfriend, Father, Spirited, Emotional, Growing up, Transformation

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  • Music drives the movie, and the producers popped for the real stuff: Robert Johnson, Moby Grape and - curiously - the Sex Pistols are all here. The soundtrack is so overstuffed that it relegates Beatles and Dylan tunes to the end credits. show more

  • Mostly, Not Fade Away is a hit. show more

  • The film may be too meandering for mainstream acceptance, but its focus will make the Paramount Vantage release connect directly with many baby boomers. It's also a warm, funny, poignant scrapbook that evokes a spirit of youth still relatable in later eras. show more

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