Flora and Son

audience Reviews

, 84% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    3.75. Carney excels at sweet mostly-feel-good comedies with music at the center.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant movie. Very enjoyable watch. Super acting.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Good character driven movie. A feel-good movie that is worth the watch. Eve Hewson was excellent in the lead role.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Another very enjoyable movie by John Carney. More gritty than others (and more than I like) but it really works.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Flora and Son is pretty rough around the edges, with the persistent harsh language and initially unpleasant characters, but there's a warm heart at the center of this movie. It's a story about the healing power of music and how it can bring people together. I was particularly impressed with Eve Hewson, who gives a performance that is quite off-putting at first, but eventually wins you over. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is likeable, as per usual. While I don't think the songs are as catchy as the ones from Sing Street, I do think John Carney has created another impressive non-musical musical movie.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    It's hard to tell a wholesome story mixed with unwholesome language and innuendo. This movie did a good job of mixing the two. Kinda like a not quite as good Little Miss Sunshine, still a decent watch.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Flora and son looked like an inspiring movie, but honestly, the amount of swearing and profanity was so off-putting and offensive that it ruined it. I think the actors tried to be authentic but it lost its appeal almost from the beginning. So disappointing - I would not recommend this movie to anyone!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Heartwarming with a strong emotional core, Flora and Son is a great addition to John Carney's canon. The charming, comedic performances pair well with a solid story, while catchy tunes round it all out. I couldn't stop smiling, and even shed a few tears. A real gem!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    John Carney's previous works are genuine crowd-pleasers over the musically talented charisma strumming the narrative strings with modernized spirit underlining realism through song. His knack continues here but better when demonstrating the simple power of the musical taste he tends to aim for in his meaningful stories, expressing the healing potential in humble, electrically performed fashion. (B+)
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    I'm really surprised this got as good reviews as it did. It was pretty shallow, made only more dramatic by the swearing and sexual situations. We kept thinking it would get better, which was the only reason we watched the whole movie.