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First Class: The High Note Takes Off

Critics find harmony and humor in Nisha Ganatra’s comedy

Focus Features 05.27.2020
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For critics, Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note—which is now available at home on demand—reaches new heights with its delightful mix of music, comedy, and feel-good drama. Maggie (Dakota Johnson), the personal assistant to her music idol Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), wants to show the world she has what it takes to be a music producer. Grace, already an industry icon, wants to recapture that creative fire she had when she was starting out. Set in Los Angeles' music industry, with memorable performances by Ice Cube, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Eddie Izzard, and Bill Pullman, the film joyously tracks the bumpy ride we travel to follow our dreams. In addition to its hit soundtrack, the film contains multiple original songs written by such talented songwriters as Corinne Bailey Rae and Sarah Aarons and performed by Ross and Harrison in the film.

Here are just few tweets about what people are saying about the film.

Watch The High Note at Home on Demand Today.

The official trailer for The High Note.

A critically acclaimed comedy with Ross and Johnson perfectly in tune. 

A pitch-perfect blast.

A heartwarming antidote to the world outside.

Everyone is at the top of their game.

With Dakota Johnson getting career-high notices. 

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