I was totally engrossed in the first half of The Stars that Tremble.. Mike the blue collar father of a very talented fourteen year old singing prodigy & Gio the opera/voice teacher. They are sweet together. Then we have a silly mother of another singer being cagey. I just felt it was silly, like something that would have happened in a 1980's movie.
Kate McMurray used NYC very well. I just didn't get into the last one third at all.