I thought I was getting more of a new independent take on a musical, instead I got a lower tier mumblecore movie with a few musical numbers thrown in. The camera work was atrocious with the combination of being unsteady and pushed in unreasonable close. If they wanted to give me a headache they did a good job, but otherwise I saw no reason for it outside of ill informed Cassavetes worshipping. I know I complain about this shit a lot, but until it stops getting so wrongly used I will continue. Shooting handheld can be a good tool, but pasting it all over everything you do as shorthand for any synonym of reality is obnoxious and 50 years too late. The final moment – when the main character expresses himself through his horn – almost redeems the movie, but instead just serves as a reminder of what could have been. I really don’t understand the hype on this one.