When a critic goes to see an advanced screening there is almost always a representative from the studio present to get their feedback. Critics are expected to give something more than “Good” or “Bad”. Once in a while there is a movie that is so deep that it’s difficult to adequately express how one feels about the movie. “The Sopranos” creator David Chase’s new movie, “Not Fade Away” is one such movie.
To even explain the plot of “Not Fade Away” is not easy, but basically it is about a group of friends from New Jersey who form a rock band and try to make it big during the 1960s. The lead singer of the band, Douglas (John Magaro) must also deal with issues within his family and personal life.
This is David Chase’s first offering since “The Sopranos” ended and it’s a very impressive outing. He’s written a script with rich characters, sharp dialogue, well connected scenes and makes good use of such devices like foreshadowing. “Not Fade Away” also features probably one of the best soundtracks since “Almost Famous”.