Keys to Nashville
Review by Ross Anthony

Interesting and even inspirational. My girlfriend thought it was a real documentary. In fact, there were a few times when she said, "How'd they get that shot?" Or "How'd they capture that intimate moment?" So, that's a compliment to the hard work these folks went through to give this "Fictitious character" a real life feel. I'd read the press notes, so I knew what I was in for, but still the on-camera interviews impressed me as quite genuine.

The film is warm and likeable (like the Wheeler character himself) with good music. Stephen Dorff plays guitar/piano and sings always impressive to see in a lead actor. And Audrey Spillman knocks it out of the park vocally. Really, the only improvements: some sketchy in the car moments could have used some more liberal editing (and/or a better selection of camera angles), and Wheelers eyebrows bugged me (though the nose was done very well).

In the end, we enjoyed it. And as a singer/songwriter myself, I was inspired to dust off the old guitar.

-- Books by Ross Anthony, Author/Illustrator --

  • Wheeler. Copyright © 2017.
  • Starring Stephen Dorff. Written by Stephen Dorff and Ryan Ross. Directed by Ryan Ross.

Grade..........................B+ (2.5/4)

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