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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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24 November 2000 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£92,746 (UK) (17 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 12,657,983 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

'Maya Rudolph' and Maria Bello's first time acting together. They later appeared together in Grown Ups (2010), too. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Todd Woods and his wife are sitting on the empty stage, she brings him coffee. One minute the coffee and cigarettes are in his hand and in the next shot, just the cigarettes are there. He never set down the coffee. See more »

Quotes

Todd Woods: And they say our world has lost its Finesse
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References Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) See more »

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Lonely Teardrops
Written by Berry Gordy, Gwen Gordy Fuqua and Tyran Carlo
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Huey Lewis
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Wonderfully mediocre!
10 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes I know, its a movie about the world of amateur singers and the disparate personalities that flock from around the country to win the big jackpot. If you are reading this then chances are that you have already seen the movie so there is no need to rehash it now. The one thing that I truly enjoyed, however, was the absolutely believable friendship that develops between the characters of Todd Woods and Reggie Kane. Sure, there are other good aspects of this movie, such as surprisingly good acting from Huey Lewis and a very low key, quirky representation of his daughter, played by Gwenneth Paltrow. This movie didn't enchant the critics upon its release...and judging by its box office performance, not much of the country either...but there is something very sublime about, not only the subject matter, but also the method in which this movies elements were pieced together...much like a dramatic jigsaw puzzle. What really made this movie special for me though was the ending. Reggie Kane's final performance and the aftermath...especially with regards to Todd's wife, almost made me weep. I found it very moving and genuine in its execution, and the low-key nature if the acting simply enhanced those qualities. So, to sum up: mediocre movie that has some really great nuances that combine to make a movie that, though slow and draggy at times, makes up for those lapses with the end results. P.S. as usual, Paul Giamatti is perfect! Everything that he gets involved with...with the possible exception of that "re-envisioned" Planet of the Apes...ALWAYS is made better by his presence!


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