Trailer

MY OWN LOVE SONG

Category: Feature Film
Production year: 2008
Release date: 07/04/2010
DVD release date: 17/05/2019
VOD rental start date: 17/05/2019
Country: France, USA
Genre(s): Drama
Runtime: 1:45

Director(s): Olivier Dahan
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima & Nick Nolte
Scriptwriter(s): Olivier Dahan
Original score: Bob Dylan

Production company: Légende Films
French Distributor: Mars Distribution
International sales: Kinology
Video edition: TF1 Vidéo

Synopsis

Jane and Joey couldn’t be any more different. She’s a matter-of-fact, take charge kind of lady who never needs help from anyone, though she’s been paralyzed from the legs down after a bad car accident. He’s a lovable odd-ball who turns to angels and ghosts to get by day-to-day.

Behind Jane’s tough exterior, though, hides a woman who’s also been emotionally paralyzed, incapable of confronting her former life as a singer and mother. Joey convinces Jane to embark on a cross-country road trip, where they stumble upon one hilarious disaster after another. When Joey finds out her son invited his mother to his first communion after all these years, he refuses to let her continue hiding from life. The journey takes an unexpected turn, and its destination becomes a poignant reunion with her long-lost son, where she’s finally able to sing the love song she’s been writing in her head for years.