The Thing Called LoveThe movie follows four Generation-X singles trying to break into the tough world of Nashville's country music industry where, there are 10,000 singer-songwriters chasing success, with one chance in a million of getting it.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Thing Called Love"Peter BogdanovichBirthdate: 30 July 1939, Kingston, New York, USA
Creators of "The Thing Called Love"Carol HeikkinenBirthdate: 1966
Critic Reviews of "The Thing Called Love"VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Perhaps there's not much new to say about the dues and disappointments involved in breaking into the country music scene, but the scenes are fresh and the emotions real in Peter Bogdanovich's tune-laden, mixed-mood drama.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Bogdanovich's modest staging is occasionally awkward -- his kids still watch John Wayne movies at the drive-in -- but there's a convincing sense of what Nashville's like and how country music works.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
Although well acted, with early scenes that deftly sketch the atmosphere, the movie, written by Carol Heikkinen, never takes off.Chicago ReaderJune 23, 2002
It bears as little relation to the real Nashville as Altman's 1975 feature, but director Peter Bogdanovich, the talented cast, and the credited and uncredited screenwriters are so busy conjuring up a charming world of their own that I didn't mind.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Perhaps no one could have saved Phoenix, who was not lucky enough to find a higher bottom than death. But this performance in this movie should have been seen by someone as a cry for help.Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
A star is born in Nashville.TV GuideJune 14, 2009
Peter Bogdanovich brings conviction but little else to this upbeat response to Robert Altman's Nashville.EricDSnider.comApril 08, 2006
It's good enough to watch, but not good enough to re-watch.Combustible CelluloidApril 06, 2006
Nothing terribly new happens here, but Bogdanovich plays out his scenes with tenderness and affection, and the honest performances spring to life.Slant MagazineMarch 11, 2006
The Thing Called Love charms and touches.Filmcritic.comJanuary 12, 2006
It's so sad that Phoenix went out not with a bang but with this whimper.MovieholeMarch 11, 2005
A highlight of Phoenix's career
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