The Incoherents is an AMAZING indie rock and roll flick set in New York City. Bruce (Played by the ruggedly handsome Jeff Auer) is a bored paralegal living with his wife Liz (The luminous Kate Arrington) and their two kids in the 'burbs. Bruce is facing a sort of mid-life crisis and he seeks comfort, as he always seemingly has, by picking up his guitar and attempting to play those troubles away. Once upon a time, Bruce was in a band called, you guessed it, The Incoherents. Back in the 90's it looked like they might blow up big, but it didn't happen. Instead they just sort of fell apart. It's always been Bruce's dream to GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER! Bruce decided enough is enough, and goes about recruiting the old gang. Getting the rhythm section back together proves easy enough: Drummer Tyler Hamilton (Played the edgy Casey Clark) and bassist Keith Hamilton (The understated Walter Hoffman) are on board, as they figure some diversion from their own day to day drudgery (Tyler's a wedding drummer, Keith is an urban planner of some sort) is probably good for their sanity. The toughest nut to crack is the lead guitarist, Jimmy (Played by an intense Alex Emanuel): Jimmy is still angry about the way stuff went down with Bruce back in the day, and he holds some serious grudges. Jimmy is attempting to run the type of bar you saw in NYC all the time 20 years ago: Cheap drinks, good tunes, and loads of regulars giving the place a real cool "lived in" vibe. As most folks who either live in, or have visited NYC recently, those places are a dying breed, and Jimmy is struggling to get by. It's not giving away any spoilers when I say Jimmy eventually agrees to reunite the band. At first a lot of the old friction is rearing its ugly head at a few early gigs/rehearsals, but then a savior arrives in the form of The Jules (Played by the hysterical Vincent Lamberti). The Jules is a down on his luck manager, and he takes The Incoherents on as a sort of reclamation project for all of them. While the band starts to gel, Bruce and Liz are having problems at home. Bruce is not a kid anymore: He's neglecting Liz and he's letting a lot of obligations slide. She's not happy at all, and the marriage is on the rocks. This is a classic story of trying to balance passion and the mundane. How does one do that as an adult? It's a question that this film tackles beautifully. Jeff Auer wrote the touching/funny screenplay, and deserves a ton of the credit. The actors on the whole are amazing. The fabulous Annette O'Toole steals all her scenes as a very old school rehearsal space owner. Margaret Anne Florence is beyond charming as a music blogger who tries to drum up interest in the band, and Amy Carlson is fantastic as the music executive who may or may not give the Incoherents the big break they are praying for. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the MUSIC in a film about indie rock: It's fabulous. The compositions were done by Alex Emanuel, who played Jimmy so beautifully in the film. Last, but certainly not least, we have to mention the director of the film, Jared Barel: The Incoherents, all of its moving parts, and multiple locations, never loses momentum at all. In fact the film progresses through to its ultimate story arc rather seamlessly. Barel does an amazing job. The film looks and sounds great. The acting is terrific. And the story is quite moving. What else could you want? I can't recommend this film highly enough!!