Basically, the only part that bored me to tears was the shooting of the video for PLAY TO WIN. Other than that, it's a huge win for anyone into music . .
CATHERINE MARY STEWART = WIN
Timothy B Schmidt from the Eagles as the bass player = WIN
Cameron Dye as a wannabe rock star = WIN
original music by BRYAN ADAMS AND MELISSA ETHERIDGE = WIN
It's the story of a talented songwriter (Stewart) who falls for a talented singer/performer (Dye) that is not a very good songwriter, but is great at arranging her compositions . . he convinces her to share credit on the songs in LENNON/MCCARTNEY fashion and she agrees. The record company execs basically think that he's the brainchild of the band and he wants to be a star so badly that he doesn't tell them any differently. Instead of sharing credit on the tunes, he steals her songs in order to stay in the spotlight and tries to smooth it over by blaming the record company, while getting hooked on cocaine in the process . . .
the story ends with Dye's character (Niles) screwing up his whole life by destroying any relationship he could have ever had with Stewart's character (Debi)
(Can you say IDIOT; I knew that you could, boys and girls)
In the end, it appears that his talent saves him and he's headed off for a lonely life of girls, drugs and partying - while Stewart's talent as a writer gives her a fresh start with her material, playing the songs she'd written the way she'd written them . . . She's not a five-star vocalist but I love the passion and honesty in her vocal ability.
one of the other reviews wonders why Stewart didn't take that path in the first place, but failed to realize that the guy playing with her in the final scene of the movie was Kenny (played by mega talented musician John Ford Coley) - - Kenny was the drummer for the band and Debi wouldn't have known him if she'd not hooked up with Niles . .
overall . . . decent movie for some, better than average for some, but one that I (as a singer/songwriter) fell in love with for the music and the crush I still have to this very day on Debi DiAngelo.......