takes you on a jaunty spin across country. It's about three twosomes
headed for a karaoke contest in Omaha, Nebraska.
Each couple has a strange story to unfold
on the way.
The movie has a little trouble trying to make a comedy-drama,
or a musical, but managed to hold my attention through most.
It has a strange feel and funny flavor
to it, but I like strange things sometimes.
There's lots of hidden messages to look
for and some real mixed-up people, but the movie is better than
If the term "karaoke in Omaha"
isn't enough to send you screaming from the theater, then throw
in inept direction, three absolutely unbelievable relationships,
and quite possibly the worst script of all time.
Comedy? Drama? Musical? You be the judge!
Karaoke may be the premise, but it's the
duration in between that is a total waste of time.
Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow plays
a Las Vegas lounge singer who has just lost her mother and is
introduced to her father for the first time.
She's weary, and anticipates his acceptance:
You won't regret it,
Women don't forget it,
Love is their whole happiness,
It's all so easy,
Try a little tenderness.
The movie mixes the stories of six main
characters who find their voices in a karaoke contest, where
ordinary folks get their slim chance at stardom.
The film worked for me.