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Duets (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  15 September 2000 (USA)
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A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

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Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

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Six lost souls in search of a little harmony. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,002,588 (USA) (15 September 2000)

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ESP 12,657,983 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Brad Pitt was originally signed on to play the role of Billy Hannan, but after his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow was called off, he dropped out of the movie. This also cause filming to be delayed from its original start date of September 1997. See more »

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When Liv is confronting Ricky in his hotel room, standing outside his bathroom door, the camera shows Liv from behind with only a small strand of hair down her back. In a subsequent cut to this angle, there is a large chunk of hair flowing down her back. See more »

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Shop Manager: How'd you like to pay for that? Cash, check, credit card?
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Written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant
Produced by Larry Klein and Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
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This movie is precious. It grows on you and won't go away.
10 January 2007 | by (Naples, Florida) – See all my reviews

I admit it -- I'm a total sucker for this movie for all of the right reasons, and some of the wrong ones (like, it's very touching to me that Bruce Paltrow made this movie with his daughter Gwyneth and died a year or so later). Having Huey Lewis in the movie and singing a few of his monster hits is a plus all by itself, and it turns out he can actually act decently. The Paul Giamatti - Andre Braugher duo, both in terms of plot, their excellent acting, and their blow-you-away singing performance, is something I never tire of seeing, and I've watched this movie five times and have it on disk. The plot is superficially pedestrian but actually very engaging and psychologically legitimate despite the displays of craziness by the characters. People do get crazy and do that kind of stuff. As for Gwyneth Paltrow, there seems to be no role she can't get into and occupy with beautiful effect.

This was never intended to be a Great Movie. It was a nice little story, made into a very fine, charming, stick-to-your memory movie with talent oozing out the corners. People who rate it mediocre are just not seeing the pearl for the oyster.


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