‘The Greatest Hits’ Trailer: Music Carries Lucy Boynton Away In Time Travel Rom-Com With David Corenswet

Few things have the ability to sweep us to another place and time like music can. Thoughts of a specific person, a memory, a special day close to our hearts, all brought on by the power of a good song. And many a film has been made based on this idea, including a few that take it literally. You can add the time travel rom-com The Greatest Hits to that list.

Lucy Boynton, who recently appeared in Barbie and starred in the nostalgic musical Sing Street, takes the lead in The Greatest Hits. She plays Harriety, a young woman in mourning after a failed relationship, who discovers that certain songs can transport her back in time to spend with her former boyfriend, played by your next Superman, David Corenswet. But these journeys collide with Harriet’s present and a potential new love interest, played by After Yang star Justin H. Min.

The film is written and directed by Ned Benson, whose last film was the James McAvoy/Jessica Chastain drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

Here’s the synopsis: Harriet (Lucy Boynton) finds art imitating life when she discovers certain songs can transport her back in time-literally. When she relives the past through romantic memories of her former boyfriend (David Corenswet), her time-traveling collides with a burgeoning new love interest in the present (Justin H. Min). As she takes her journey through the hypnotic connection between music and memory, she wonders- even if she could change the past, should she?

The Greatest Hits will have its world premiere today at SXSW, then begin streaming to Hulu on April 5th.

Travis Hopson
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