Finally got around to seeing this, bears the degree of music nerdery David Chase repeatedly displayed in The Sopranos. A interesting, difficult to classify film that does its own thing without compromise. Too easily dismissed as a darker That Thing You Do, but also accurately described as such.
I gotta admit I struggled a bit with this - don't tell anyone. It was only by about half-way through that I accepted what this film was trying to do, and from that point onwards I was fully with it. I might've been in the wrong mood for it. Ultimate response is one of admiration more than pleasure.