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  • 2.0

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    As Brier's comrade-in-lip-gloss, Ashlee Simpson, dressed to look like a teenybop girl version of Crispin Glover in "River's Edge," is the real deal -- in fake cred.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    An entirely dispensable, soapy caricature of a love story that comes complete with a jukebox full of music industry cliches plus Ashlee Simpson's big feature film debut.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    There is a good movie here--Strait actually sings the songs that stand on their own, and he's appealing, despite the rock movie cliches.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Incoherent story of young artists.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the story is set in an L.A. music "scene," which means that characters drink, do drugs, and smoke. Characters seek fame, behave badly, cheat on each other, and fight briefly hand-to-hand; one girl is paid to seduce a young man. They use brief obnoxious language ("hard-on," "sucks", "screw"), argue, kiss, cuddle, and show romantic yearning, in handheld close-up (if you're averse to mobile framing, this film is not for you). One brief fight. The rock star phenom appears shirtless and sweaty on stage. Two agents discuss and then consume horse tranquilizers in a bar. Women wear revealing clothing, one young man appears in bed with two barely clad women.

  • Families can talk about the film's portrayals of manipulative show biz people. Even the heroine -- a model and wannabe actor -- seems unable to be honest with herself, her friends, and her boyfriend. Among the movie's quite unanswerable questions: why does Brier set up Luke to be a rock star when she so dislikes rock stars? Why does Clea go along with this scheme, when she knows Luke doesn't want that life? How does the movie set up the young characters as naïve and older characters as cynical and opportunistic?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Everyone is deceptive, selfish, and blissful as such.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Mild fisticuffs.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Characters kiss, cuddle, and yearn in close-up. The rock star phenom appears shirtless and sweaty on stage. Women wear revealing clothing, Euan appears in bed, shirtless, with two barely clad women.

  • language false3

    Language: Obnoxious more than consistently offensive.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Music industry is a theme/setting; magazines, websites, and other forms of advertising appear frequently.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters smoke, drink, and do drugs, including the prominent discussion and downing of a horse tranquilizer in a bar.