The light steel gallop of steel guitars playing over childlike animation in the opening credits of “Angels Sing” sets the tone for a family movie full of Texas twang.
The movie, adapted from Turk Pipkin’s book “When Angels Sing,” has a gentle saccharine sway, pushed along by an ever-present soundtrack that winks with the punch lines and cues the dramatic episodes. In addition to the instrumental score, the movie is stuffed with a roster of recognizable musical talent, from Charlie Sexton to Marcia Ball to Ray Benson as a meat-slinging Salt Lick worker.
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Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury
Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.
Running time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Theaters: Alamo Slaughter