- little gem 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM by rattanpal98
Only discovering this movie due to Caity Lotz starring in it, this movie is a little gem! I had quite low expectations of this movie but it has such a quirky and old school feel about it, it enticed me to carry on watching. Admittedly some of the scenes are slightly 'wishy-washy' and have a bit of a jump to them without an explanation, but overall it all seams together very well. A very simple, and easy to follow story line with some very light hearted humour makes for a very good viewing. Excellent casting of all the characters, and Rathbone's singing is simply to die for!
Definitely a movie I would recommend.
- Oh dear! So hopefull - so dissapointed 8/29/2020 12:00:00 AM by cekadah
Director: Michael Kristoff and Writers Jack Holmes, Michael Kristoff have created a really compelling story of a successful corporate lawyer turning his back on his successful career in law to pursue his pleasure in singing very dated but, still wonderful, American Standard songs.
What could go wrong? Well in this movie just about everything! First, Jackson Rathbone is obviously trained in musical theatre and not American pop singing. There is a way to sing on stage and there is a way to sing in a nightclub. Mr. Rathbone sings as if he were still on stage and not in an entertainment lounge. Plus the plot line has a tragedy every 12 minutes and it becomes a labor to watch. Not a single one of the characters was remotely believable. The piano player Chad Barrows is more comical than disturbingly emotionally broken as the character is supposed to be. By movies end you are glad that these characters have all been dispensed and you don't have to put up with them anymore!
Why did I watch it? To be honest I watched this movie because it featured Elliot Gould and he is only in it briefly.
- Rotten tomatoes gave this is 79% ? 8/30/2020 12:00:00 AM by Bgappl07
Incredulous. That's my review I say this because this movie is so terribly clichéish the acting except for Elliot Gould is poor and it drags. It was almost painful to watch which I did till the end because I was expecting so much more thank you rotten tomatoes where did you get this one from?