The High Note

Drama Music Romance


A music superstar and her overworked assistant are trying to figure out the next steps for their respective careers.

"The High Note" never quite hits the crescendo it's so desperately looking for. Our main character is a self-absorbed celebrity who has clearly been surrounded by 'yes' people for far too long and doesn't appreciate good help when it's right in front of her. Similarly, her assistant is also ethically flawed, lying in order to better herself and her career at the expense of others. There are a few fun moments to be enjoyed, but overall it's a shallow production that never manages to harmonise all of its cliched components. Off-key.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Online Release 24th September 2020
Universal Pictures 113 mins