Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways.
But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.
Danny Collins was originally set up at Warner Bros and set to star Steve Carell before going into turnaround in 2011.
DANNY COLLINS (Review)
By Audrey Shine (Wild About Movies resident critic)
This movie resonates with baby boomers, x generation, millenials – just about everyone. It speaks to the joys and problems of each of these groups without preaching or sugar coating.
Danny Collins is at the end of his career. He is caught in an endless cycle of crowd pleasing, money making tours and has lost his artistic edge. He has romantic disappointments, self destructive vices, family issues, money problems, more charm than humanly possible and a heart of gold. But this is no average soap opera plot. It is so well written, acted and directed – that the movie shines.
Watch the Danny Collins trailer below.