Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen
There's something sweet about new love. But it becomes sour when that story is based on a plot device.
Anne Hathaway plays Franny, an anthropologist who returns to the U.S. after her estranged younger brother ends up in a coma. To cope, she searches through her brother's belongings, which helps her understand his passion for music.
She later discovers her brother's musical idol, James Forester, a prominent indie folk singer in a creative slump. Their budding romance is sweet and awkward, but it's covered in the blood of plot contrivance.